No Room for the Cross

As we travel on from day to day

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [As we travel on from day to day]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 As we travel on from day to day,
On the road to mansions shining,
Let us meet the ills of the rugged way,
With a true heart unrepining.
And when we have done our work at last,
For the Master nobly striven,
The crown will shine, and the cross be past,—
No room for the cross in heav’n.

Chorus:
No room, no room,
No room for the cross in heav’n,
No room, no room,
No room for the cross in heav’n.

2 Hard and heavy may its burden be,
But its weight I’ll dread no longer;
Since it is the cross that was framed for me,
It will make me bolder, stronger.
My Lord will its heaviness divide,
While His joy and strength are given;
The realms of glory are vast and wide,—
No room for the cross in heav’n. [Chorus]

3 Then take up the cross with a firm hand,
Take the cross of Christ’s ordaining,
Onward press to bounds of the heav’nly land,
Thou wilt feel His might sustaining.
The feet may get weary in the way,
But if faith is kept unriven,
We’ll hear the gracious Redeemer say,—
No room for the cross in heav’n. [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #256

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: As we travel on from day to day
Title: No Room for the Cross
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: No room for the cross

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