There is no gain but by a loss

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There is no gain but by a loss;
We cannot save but by the cross,
The corn of wheat to multiply
Must fall into the ground and die;
O should a soul alone remain
When it a hundredfold can gain?
O should a soul alone remain
When it a hundredfold can gain?
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Our souls are held by all they hold;
Slaves still are slaves in chains of gold;
To whatsoever we may cling,
We make it a soul-chaining thing.
Whether it be a life or land,
And dear as our right eye or hand.
Whether it be a life or land,
And dear as our right eye or hand.
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Wherever you ripe fields behold,
Waving to God their sheaves of gold,
Be sure some com of wheat has died,
Some saintly soul been crucified;
Someone has suffered, wept and prayed,
And fought hell’s legions undismayed.
Someone has suffered, wept and prayed,
And fought hell’s legions undismayed.
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Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Arthur S. Booth-Clibborn was the son-in-law of William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army. He offered his services to the Army in France in 1881. He married Catherine Booth, the eldest daughter of William Booth. He left the Salvation Army in 1902 over a disagreement concerning points of doctrine and constitution. He was an extraordinary evangelist, strongly preaching repentance. He advocated a simple Christ-like life. - Songs of the Spirit by Martin

The music was written by his daughter.


Quin Molencamp

Warner Robins, Ga, United States

This Hymn is in the Hymn Book called The Hymns old and new and is in a different tune. Great words and the music fits the hymn Great!!!!!


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

You can tell the author has real experience of fruitfulness. The tune is not too good. There are a lot of 8.8.8.8.D. tunes. I tried tune 396 "I'm pressing on the upward way" for this, and I like it.