If I gained the world, but lost the Savior

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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?
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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?
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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!
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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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Believer In Christ

Florida, United States

This song really touched the depths of my hardened heart. I was at the point of questioning whether I could continue my pursuit of the Lord, hopeless and disillusioned by everything the world had to offer. I broke down in tears upon hearing the song and applying the words to my own situation. I realize that God has a plan and the world is just a distraction, having the potential to hinder your spiritual growth. Praise Him for allowing us to be humbled and brought back to Him!


Laura L. Alvarez

San Juan, PR

If you still think that you can encounter real pleasure in someone else, just consider your life and listen to this song!


Banbe

Cebu, Philippines

When I heard this song it remind me about the Lord and the world. In my experience many times I love the world most especially when I look the needs of my family. But the Lord's mercy is all the time and the grace is sufficient for us. The Lord renews my mind and I want to declare to all that I love the Lord Jesus and not the world nor the things of the world. Lord Jesus I really love You. I may change in everything Lord but I never change in Loving YOU.


May Zhang

New London, CT, United States

I really enjoyed this song. It's very touching and I find myself humming it all the time! The Lord is worth more than all the worldly riches and love. Praise Him!


L.C.

San Juan, M.M., Philippines

Wow, very refreshing. I just fall in love with the Lord Jesus anew!


Riselda Josol Gasler

Lakewood, CA, United States

Nothing can be compared to have everything in Jesus, Lord when we have You we have everything.

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.


Renee

San Ramon, CA, United States

My 15 yr old said "Mom, you really need to learn some new songs...". "Ok, you teach me then?" "Ummm... here is a good one! I will teach you more after you are done with this one." ... "Mom, did you do anything with the song I gave you yesterday?"


Mariam

Yerevan, Armenia

Lord,I just love You very very much. O what emptiness without the Savior...

We don't have this song in Armenian but I hope we'll soon translate it. It touched me very very much! May the Lord bless you!


Jeannise

CA, United States

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.

I am 14 yrs. old and I remember listening to this hymn in the 6th grade conference. And I remember I wanted to cry because I have taken the Lord for granted and at times, I still do. But praise the Lord He is in us! Praise the Lord He's by our side.... Lord through big or small I need You!

I consecrate myself to You!

Gain my heart, Lord.

Use me to build up Your church and Body!

Help me be a grace finder.

Help me be an ark builder.

Help me be an age turner!

I fully open to You Lord!

My heart is an open door and I'd like You to come inside!


Jasperstone Ricafranca

Bani, Pangasinan, Philippines

Thank You Lord Jesus that You gave mercy to us. That we might know that You are all our riches. Thank You Lord that You showed us that we would not be saved if we love this world. O the joy of having all in Jesus! Lord, whenever we have problems, You are there to be our comfort, our solace. We have peace every time we touch Your presence.