I Wonder If There's Room for Me

I have heard of a home far away above the skies

Author: Will L. Thompson
Tune: [I have heard of a home far away above the skies]
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I have heard of a home far away above the skies,
Where the good and true may happy be;
I have looked thro’ the stars,
And I’ve watched thro’ lonely hours,
And I’ve wondered if there’s room there for me.
Yes, there’s room for you and for me,
And there’s room for the whole world beside;
The wonderful love of the Lord reaches all;
It gently calls us now to His side.

Refrain:
Room for you and me
And there’s room for all,
Listen, listen,
Hear His earnest call,
Whosoever will may come,
Come ye that are weary
And are heavy-laden,
Listen, He’s calling thee,
There’s room for all.

2 But they say that the righteous shall scarcely enter there;
How then shall a sinner like me?
I am far, far away
From the gentle Shepherd’s care;
Oh, I wonder if He’ll make room for me.
Yes, there’s room, the call is for thee,
‘Tis a grand invitation, full and free;
There’s room for us all if we list to His call;
Yes He’s willing to make room there for thee. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No. 2 #195

Author: Will L. Thompson

Will Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909) Born: November 7, 1847, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Died: Sep­tem­ber 20, 1909, New York, New York. Buried: Ri­ver­view Cem­e­te­ry, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio. Rebuffed in an ear­ly at­tempt to sell his songs to a com­mer­cial pub­lish­er, Thomp­son start­ed his own pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny. He lat­er ex­pand­ed, open­ing a store to sell pi­an­os, or­gans and sheet mu­sic. Both a lyr­i­cist and com­pos­er, he en­sured he would al­ways re­mem­ber words or mel­o­dies that came to him at odd times: "No mat­ter where I am, at home or ho­tel, at the store or tra­vel­ing, if an idea or theme comes to me that I deem wor­thy of a song, I jot it down in verse. In this… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have heard of a home far away above the skies
Title: I Wonder If There's Room for Me
Author: Will L. Thompson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Room for you and me
Copyright: Public Domain

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Great Revival Hymns No. 2 #195

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The Gospel Choir No. 2 #78

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The New Century Hymnal #170

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Triumphant Songs Nos. 1 and 2 Combined #305

Zion's Praise #d35

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