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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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

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… 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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