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Hymn History: There's Room At The Cross For You
Ira Stanphill states: "The basic reason I have written songs is that I love God and Christ has lov ed me. Most of my songs are the outgrowth of real experiences with Christ. I think they appeal to people because I have had trials, heartaches, and sorrow in my own life, and I know what I write about."
At the age of 17, Ira Stanphill (1914 -1993 )
wrote his first gospel song. He traveled
with evangelists, playing the piano,
organ, ukulele and accordion. At one of
these meetings the sermon was entitled,
Room at the Cross. Stanphill wrote the
words down on a scrap of paper. Later,
after finding the words again, he wrote the
tune and words for the hymn, "Room At The Cross For You."
The cross upon which Jesus died is a shelter in which we can hide;
And its grace so free is sufficient for me,
And deep is its fountain - as wide as the sea.
There's room at the cross for you; There room at the cross for you.
Tho millions have come, there's still room for one-
Yes, there's room at the cross for you.
Tho millions have found Him a friend and have turned from the sins they have sinned,
The Savior still waits to open the gates
And welcome a sinner before it's too late.
The hand of my Savior is strong, and the love of my Savior is long;
Through sunshine or rain, through loss or in gain,
The blood flows from Calv'ry to cleanse every stain.