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Room for Thee

Room enough at Calvary, 'neath the crimson flow

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [Room enough at Calvary 'neath the crimson flow]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Room enough at Calv’ry ‘neath the crimson flow!
At the cross of Jesus humbly bending low,
Others find salvation, from their burdens free,
Still the loving Spirit calls for thee.

Refrain:
Room enough, room enough, room enough for all;
Room for ev’ry soul who heeds the gospel call;
Come while mercy lingers,
Come while grace is free;
Room enough for ev’ry one, and room for thee.

2 Room enough for service in the vineyard wide,
Work to do for Jesus—needful pow’r supplied;
In the nearest duty, in the daily care
Find a mission, find a blessing there. [Refrain]

3 Room enough in glory, when the work is done,
At the marriage supper of the royal Son;
In the shining mansions by the crystal sea,
Room for all, and room enough for thee. [Refrain]

Source: Sunshine: songs for Sunday schools #74

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Room enough at Calvary, 'neath the crimson flow
Title: Room for Thee
Author: E. E. Hewitt

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Sunshine #74

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