This song below touches on themes that so many struggle with–doubt, shame and guilt, works-based religion and pride. Each of these characterize my life and my struggle to find peace in my salvation. I don’t know the tune to the song, I only know that the words are incredibly powerful, and some which I need to memorize, particular those on doubt, shame and pride.
Lyrics: Where is Room?
Sinner, where is room for doubt?
Has not Jesus’ love been proved?
Did He not lay down His life
And the Father’s wrath remove?
Hear Him on the cross exclaiming,
“It is finished,” then He died;
Lose your doubts and fears forever
At His bleeding, loving side.
Sinner, where is room for guilt?
Has not Jesus born your shame?
Was He not cut off that you
Might the Father’s honor gain?
See Him on the cross degraded,
Ridiculed and thrown away,
To receive the once rejected
And His pard’ning grace display.
Sinner, where is room for toil?
Has not Jesus won your rest?
Did He not obey the law,
Giving us His righteousness?
See Him on the cross fulfilling
Both your punishment and crown;
Lose your powerless religion,
Find yourself in His renown.
Sinner, where is room for pride?
Has not Jesus paid it all?
Did He not show charity
To one ruined from the fall?
On the cross He paid your ransom,
Ev’ry debt has been erased;
You had nothing, yet He gave you
Riches by His lavish grace.
Music adapted from the composition “Waves of Kilkee” by Joanie Madden and Brian Keane, © 1999