I'm Glad I Counted the Cost

When first I started to seek the Lord

Author: William J. Henry
Tune: [When first I started to seek the Lord] (Henry)
Published in 14 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 When first I started to seek the Lord,
I’m glad I counted the cost;
I fully measured to Jesus’ word,
I’m glad I counted the cost.

Chorus:
I’ve paid the price and obtained the prize,
He saved my soul that was lost;
And now my treasures are in the skies,
I’m glad I counted the cost.

2 I laid my sorrows at Jesus’ feet,
I’m glad I counted the cost;
And now I’ve pleasures so pure and sweet,
I’m glad I counted the cost. [Chorus]

3 I’ve bid farewell to this world of sin,
I’m glad I counted the cost;
And now my Jesus abides within,
I’m glad I counted the cost. [Chorus]

4 Although the trials seem hard to bear,
I’m glad I counted the cost;
I now my burdens with Jesus share,
I’m glad I counted the cost. [Chorus]

5 ’Twill not be long till the Lord shall come,
I’m glad I counted the cost;
And bear my soul to that heav’nly home,
I’m glad I counted the cost. [Chorus]

Source: Church Hymnal #95

Author: William J. Henry

Originally from Ohio, Henry was an early leader in the Holiness Movement near Boyertown, Pennsylvania. In 1889 he, answered a call to hold revival meetings in eastern Pennsylvania. Denominational leaders had received requests from congregations there, but had no one to send. Though Henry was only 22 years old, he proved a very effective organizer. He toured eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey for several months each year till 1895. He became a very active evangelist and song writer, holding meetings in every American state and in Britain. --www.hymntime.com/tch… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When first I started to seek the Lord
Title: I'm Glad I Counted the Cost
Author: William J. Henry
Meter: 9.7.9.7 with refrain
Refrain First Line: I've paid the price and obtained the prize
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #13060
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Timeless Truths #418

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