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If I gained the world


    • If I gained the world but lost the Saviour, 
    • were my life worth living for a day? 
    • Could my yearning heart find rest and comfort 
    • in the things that soon must pass away? 
    • If I gained the world, but lost the Saviour, 
    • would my gain be worth the life-long strife? 
    • Are all earthly pleasures worth comparing 
    • for a moment with a Christ-filled life? 

    • Had I wealth and love in fullest measure, 
    • and a name revered both far and near, 
    • yet no hope beyond, no harbour waiting 
    • where my storm-tossed vessel I could steer - 
    • if I gained the world, but lost the Saviour, 
    • who endured the cross and died for me, 
    • could then all the world afford a refuge, 
    • whither in my anguish I might flee? 

    • O what emptiness without the Saviour 
    • mid the sins and sorrows here below! 
    • And eternity, how dark without Him, 
    • only night and tears and endless woe! 
    • What though I might live without the Saviour, 
    • when I come to die, how would it be? 
    • O to face the valley‟s gloom without Him! 
    • And without Him all eternity! 

    • O the joy of having all in Jesus! 
    • What a balm the broken heart to heal! 
    • Ne‟er a sin so great but He‟ll forgive it, 
    • nor a sorrow that He does not feel! 
    • If I have but Jesus, only Jesus, 
    • nothing else in all the world beside, 
    • O then everything is mine in Jesus - 
    • for my needs and more He will provide

  • Album: English Hymns, Artist: Anna Olander tr, Language: English, Viewed: 622 times