If I gained the world, but lost the Savior

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?
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?
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!
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.
Bob Frost

Greeneville, TN

I love the old song version of "If I gained the world" but cannot find it anywhere. Old or new, I don't like this new version which sounds nothing like the original. What's wrong with the old version that someone has to update it to some contemporary stuff. The old beauty was in the old song.


Benin, Edo

Without Christ, life is completely meaningless.

Stephanie Azubuike

Denton, Texas, United States

Oh Lord Jesus, to live in You is only gain. To pursue You is to gain. May our hearts be intertwined with Your unfailing love, day by day and moment by moment.

Crystal Mandudi

Denton, Texas, United States

Oh Lord Jesus, only You can satisfy us! I don't want to go a day without You! Not one! Our true satisfaction is not gaining the things of this world, but gaining YOU! May we gain You more and You gain us more!

Jofel Bantilan

Zamboanga Del Sur, Philippines

O what emptiness without the Savior. This song is the song that I can't forget in my training in PTO...

Brad Handrop

Pensacola, Fl, United States

Blessed song. Thanks for the lyrics. May it continue to touch others.

Jho Adlawan

Daet, Camarines Norte, Philippines

Nothing in this world can compare to Our Lord Jesus Christ. Everything we need is in Jesus Himself, because all that we seen in this world are only shadow, CHRIST is the reality, and real satisfaction, Oh the Joy of having all in Jesus.

Rozzanne Morales

Nueva Ecija

Oh Lord Jesus I love You.

Kathleen Joy P.

Villasis, Pangasinan, Philippines

Whenever I have time to listen to this song, it always reminds me that He is everything to us. All the riches, worldly pleasures can never satisfy me, all are just vanity of vanities. PTL! that He keeps on reminding us, O how we need to turn to Him.

Ajayi Taiwo

Ternopil, Oblast Ternopil, Ukraine

Whenever I have the opportunity to listen to this song, it has a property of breaking and giving me a renewed focus about the Lord. If I gained the world but lost my Savior is rather an endless tragedy that can happen to our world. What can a man give in exchange for his soul.