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 Calvary’s cross.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Words and Music ©1924 by Haldor Lillenas
This is an inspiring hymn I found years ago in an old hymnal. I’m sorry it has been forgotten because it contains such a clear testimony of the difference conversion makes in a person’s life.