O soul, so far away from God

Representative Text

1 O soul, so far away from God,
Who long the paths of sin have trod,
No longer wander in the cold,
The shepherd wants you in his fold.

Chorus:
There's room for you, there' room for you,
'Tis not confined to just a few;
God bids you come, his word is true,
Come, brother, there is room for you.

2 Although you long on husks have fed,
The banquet table now is spread;
Here's milk and wine, and honey, too,
Come, brother, there is room for you. [Chorus]

3 You've wanted in the church of God
That Christ hath purchased with his blood;
'Tis broader far than creed or pew,
So, brother, there is room for you. [Chorus]

4 And when your cares on earth are past,
You'll find a home in heav'n at last;
You'll hear God say, if you are true,
"Well done, well done, there's room for you." [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #6

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O soul, so far away from God
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: There's room for you
Copyright: Public Domain

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Billows of Praise #d158

Diamonds #d150

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Light in the Valley #6

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