67. If I Gained the World

  1. 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 lifelong strife?

    Are all earthly pleasures worth comparing

    For a moment with a Christ-filled life?

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

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