I Lost the World

I lost the world with its sin and shame

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [I lost the world with its sin and shame]
Published in 8 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 I lost the world with its sin and shame,
When I found Jesus, O praise His name!
I lost my sorrow,—what blessed loss!
When I found mercy at Calv’ry’s cross.

I lost the world and the world lost me,
When I found pardon at Calvary;
I lost all my sadness,
But I found peace and gladness,
When I lost the world and the world lost me.

2 I lost my love for its gilded toys,
I found the riches of endless joys;
I lost a heart just as hard as stone,
I found a blessing before unknown. [Refrain]

3 I lost a burden of guilt and sin,
I found a rest, perfect rest within;
I lost my blindness and now I see,
Light dawned upon me at Calvary. [Refrain]

4 I lost the fetters that held me fast,
I found a freedom from sin at last;
I lost the world and the world lost me,
“Thanks be to Jesus” my song shall be. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Full Salvation #15

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I lost the world with its sin and shame
Title: I Lost the World
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I lost the world, and the world lost me
Copyright: Public Domain



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