1. If I gained the world, but lost the Savior,
    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 Savior,
    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 harbor waiting,
    Where my storm-tossed vessel I could steer;
    If I gained the world, but lost the Savior,
    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 what emptiness!—without the Savior
    ’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 Savior,
    When I come to die, how would it be?
    O to face the valley’s gloom without Him!
    And without Him all eternity!
  4. 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.