If I gained the world, but lost the Savior

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.
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Ian

Auckland, New Zealand

Are all earthly pleasures worth comparing, for a moment with a Christ-filled life?

Lord, every moment of my life would be Christ-filled!


Wes Garratt

Auckland, New Zealand

“O the joy of having all in Jesus”

May this be the testimony of so many young people at the close of this age


Jeffrey W

Auckland, New Zealand

Praise you, Lord! You are my goal of life. Please keep my heart always treasure you the best. You are my hope!


Sel

New Zealand

O the joy of having all in Jesus! What a balm the broken heart to heal! Truly only the Lord can fill, satisfy, and complete us. Praise Him!


Eliki Sakava

Fiji

There's no rest and satisfaction to what this world has to offer, Christ is our real satisfaction His our real rest, in Him we lack nothing all is vanity but Christ is everything.


Damin Lee

Auckland, New Zealand

O the joy of having all in Jesus!


Erisa

Auckland, New Zealand

Psalms 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted / And binds up their wounds.

This balm to our broken heart is a person - the Lord Jesus Himself! If we have Him, we have everything.


Ivy

Auckland, New Zealand

Without the Lord, we have nothing, but if we only have the Lord, we have everything.


Samantha Zhang

Auckland, New Zealand

Mark 13:31 Heaven and Earth will pass away, but My words shall by no means pass away.


Rl

New Zealand

This hymn reminds me of the book of Ecclesiastes by King Solomon. Both the hymn and the book reminds us that there is nothing new under the sun and all is a chasing of the wind (Eccl. 1:9, 14). But verse four is wonderful! We have Jesus and this is far better than gaining all in the world. Lord, pray that in my whole lifetime You will remind me that all I need is Jesus! All we need is a Christ-filled life!