If Your Soul Is Lost

If the world and all of its wealth you gain

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [If the world and all of its wealth you gain]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 If the world and all of its wealth you gain,
If its stores of treasures you should obtain,
Would they not be useless and all in vain,
If your soul is lost?
Would they not be useless and all in vain,
If your soul is lost?

2 At your feet the world may no riches lay,
Will it matter much on the judgment day,
If you own a palace or hut of clay,
If your soul is lost?
Will it matter much on the judgment day,
If your soul is lost?

3 If the world should honor and fame bestow,
If uncounted millions your name should know,
How much would it help you down here below,
If your soul is lost?
How much would it help you down here below,
If your soul is lost?

4 In the race of sin you are running fast,
And the pleasures gained but a moment last;
How much will it profit when life is past,
If your soul is lost?
How much will it profit when life is past,
If your soul is lost?

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11030

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: If the world and all of its wealth you gain
Title: If Your Soul Is Lost
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #11030
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #11030

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