Room for the Prodigal

Room for the prodigal, mourning for sin

Author: Joseph H. Martin
Tune: [Room for the prodigal, mourning for sin]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Room for the prodigal, mourning for sin;
Room in the kingdom of God, let him in;
Room in the mansions of glory above;
Room in the bosom of Christ, full of love.

Room for the prodigal, mourning for sin;
Room for the prodigal, O, let him in.

2 Sinner return from the paths thou hast trod,
Walk in the ways of thy Father and God;
Follow the footsteps of Jesus thy guide,
Trust in the blood of the once Crucified. [Chorus]

3 Come unto Jesus for pardon and rest,
Come in contrition and lean on His breast;
Burdened with guilt, He will give thee release;
Troubled with sorrow He’ll fill thee with peace. [Chorus]

4 Loosed from the bondage of Satan and sin,
Run in the race, and the victory win;
Fight unto death, then thy armor lay down,
Enter thy rest and receive a bright crown. [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.) #295

Author: Joseph H. Martin

Late 19th Century Martin was a minister. Lyrics-- Come un­to Me Coming of the Lord Draw­eth Nigh, The Rose May Yield a Sweet Per­fume, The Sabbath Bells Are Ring­ing, The Sabbath Morn Is Beam­ing, The Thee I Seek, O Gra­cious Sav­ior There Are Bright Lit­tle Ones There Is a Cleans­ing Fount­ain There Is a Crim­son Fount­ain There Is a Gate That Stands Ajar There Is a Lad­der Great There Is a Man­sion Fair and Bright There Is a Star of All Most Bright There Was Love, Deep Love There’s a Home for the Blest There’s a Man­sion of Rest There’s a Song of Joy There’s a Voice That Speaks There’s a Well in the De­sert The… Go to person page >

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First Line: Room for the prodigal, mourning for sin
Title: Room for the Prodigal
Author: Joseph H. Martin



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