DESCRIPTION: "My Lord says there's room enough, Room enough in Heaven for us all. My Lord says there's room enough, So don't say away." Sisters, brothers, sinners, backsliders are told, "Don't stay away."
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (Work)
KEYWORDS: religious nonballad
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Arnold, p. 177, "Room Enough" (1 text, 1 tune)
Jackson-DeadMan, pp. 94-95, "My Lord Says There's Room Enough in Heaven for Us All" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [67 words]: Jackson notes that this is used as a church and camp song -- but also notes its suitability for field work because it is so easy to improvise; all the lead singer has to do is come up with a noun to start a line, and then repeat it a few times and go into the chorus.
The song perhaps is inspired partly by John 14:2, which says that "In my father's (house/mansion) there are many (rooms/mansions)." - RBW
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