God Got Plenty o' Room
DESCRIPTION: "God got plenty o' room, got plenty o' room. 'Way in the kingdom, God got plenty o' room my Jesus say." "So many weeks and days have passed, Since we met together last." "Daniel's wisdom I may know." "We soon shall lay our school-books by."
EARLIEST DATE: 1867 (Allen/Ware/Garrison)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Allen/Ware/Garrison, p. 106, "God Got Plenty o' Room" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [115 words]: This song has more scriptural references than almost anything in Allen/Ware/Garrison, though the references are often rather loose. The reference to God having "room" is clearly to John 14:2, "In my father's house are many mansions (KJV) or "In my Father's mansion are many rooms" (variously rendered in the modern versions).
Jacob's Ladder is in Genesis 28:12, and though Jacob is not said to have prayed there, he did make a vow there in Genesis 28:20.
"Daniel's wisdom" -- there are several references to this; perhaps the most explicit is in Daniel 2, where Daniel is lumped with the Wise Men of Babylon, and perhaps 5:11-12.
Stepehn's faith and spirit are described in Acts 7:55-60.
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