"Yet there is room:" the Lamb's bright hall of song

"Yet there is room:" the Lamb's bright hall of song

Author: Horatius Bonar (1879)
Tune: [Yet there is room] (Sankey)
Published in 43 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 "Yet there is room:" the Lamb's bright hall of song,
With its fair glory, beckons thee along:
Room, room, still room! O enter, enter now.

2 Day is declining, and the sun is low;
The shadows lengthen, light makes haste to go:
Room, room, still room! O enter, enter now.

3 The bridal hall is filling for the feast;
Pass in, pass in, and be the Bridegroom's guest:
Room, room, still room! O enter, enter now.

4 It fills, it fills, that hall of jubilee!
Make haste, make haste, 'tis not too full for thee:
Room, room, still room! O enter, enter now.

5 Yet there is room: still open stands the gate,
The gate of love; it is not yet too late:
Room, room, still room! O enter, enter now.

6 O enter in; that banquet is for thee;
That cup of everlasting joy is free:
Room, room, still room! O enter, enter now.

7 All heaven is there, all joy! Go in, go in;
The angels beckon thee the prize to win:
Room, room, still room! O enter, enter now.

8 Louder and sweeter sounds the loving call;
Come, lingerer, come; enter that festal hall:
Room, room, still room! O enter, enter now.

9 Ere night that gate may close, and seal thy doom;
Then the last low, long cry, "No room, no room!"
No room, no room! O woeful cry, "No room!"

Amen.

The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: "Yet there is room:" the Lamb's bright hall of song
Author: Horatius Bonar (1879)
Meter: 10.10.10
Language: English

Notes

Yet there is room! The Lamb's bright hall of song. H. Bonar. [Parable of the Marriage Supper.] This most appropriate hymn for Home Missions appeared in 1873. It has been somewhat widely adopted, and is given in the collections of Snepp, Sankey, Thring, and others, and is worthy of this attention. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907) ================ Yet there is room, p. 1299, i. The Rev. H. N. Bonar in his Hymns by Horatius Bonar, Selected and Arranged by his son, H. N. Bonar, says, p. xxv.:—
"About that time [1877] hymns again begin to appear in the note-books [of Dr. Bonar], several being specially written for Mr. Sankey, the American evangelist. The story of one hymn which has become generally known may be of interest. Mr. Sankey wished to use as a solo Tennyson's sad and beautiful poem from "Guinever": "Late, late, so late, and dark the night and chill." He composed a tune for it, but copyright difficulties arose and hindered his including the words in his hymn book. So being left with a tune without words, he asked my father to write a hymn to it, keeping, if possible, to the same Scriptural theme. This was done, and "Yet there is room," was the result (p. xxv.); "Rejoice and be glad" (p. 955, i.); and "Watch, brethren, watch," were also written about the time."
This hymn is said on p. 162, i. 82, to have been published in Dr. Bonar's Song of the New Creation, 1874. This is an error. It appeared in his Hymns of the Nativity, 1879. In a copy of Mr. Sankey's Sacred Songs, &c, of thirty-one hymns, received at the British Museum, May 7, 1874, this hymn is the last. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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Calvary Songs #86b

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d223

Choice Hymns of the Faith #d501

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Christian Endeavor Edition of Gospel Hymns No. 6: Canadian ed. (words only) #176

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Francis Murphy's Gospel Temperance Hymnal #121

Glory Songs #d273

Goodly Pearls for the Sunday School #d150

Gospel Gems #d186

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Gospel Hymns and Sacred Songs: as used by them in gospel meetings #81

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Gospel Hymns No. 2: as used by them in gospel meetings #22

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Gospel Hymns No. 6 #176

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Gospel Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #413

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Hymnal for Church and Home #341

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Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #341

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Hymns for Missions with Tunes (Words only) #65

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #474

Hymns Tried and True #d159

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Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #281

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Praise Songs, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes #96

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Revival Hymns: a Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and social meetings, Sunday schools and Young People's Societies #157

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Sacred Songs & Solos: Nos 1. and 2. Combined #31

Sacred Songs and Solos: with standard hymns, combined: 750 pieces #31

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Songs of Praise with Tunes #209

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Songs of the Covenant : for the Sabbath School, Prayer Meetings, etc. #58

Sowing and Reaping #d61

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Spiritual Songs for Gospel Meetings and the Sunday School #105a

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Sursum Corda: a book of praise #351

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The Chapel Hymnal #221

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The Chapel Hymnal #221

The Covenant Hymnal, authorized by the Swedish Evangelical Mission Covenant of America #d456

The Haverford School Hymnal #d358

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The Hymnal : published in 1895 and revised in 1911 by authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America : with the supplement of 1917 #713

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The Hymnal: published by the Authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #456

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The Hymnal: published in 1895 and revised in 1911 by authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America #713

The Mission Hymnal #d174

The Mission Hymnal. Enl. ed. #d209

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #146

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The School Hymnal #159

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The Standard Hymnal for General Use #83

Work and Worship #d161

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