Scripture Verse

What will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul?@Matthew 16:26

Introduction

Words & Music: Ar­thur J. Hodge, 1923 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

There’s a line that is drawn
By rejecting our Lord,
Where the call of His Spirit is lost,
And you hurry along
With the pleasure mad throng—
Have you counted,
Have you counted the cost?

Refrain

Have you counted the cost,
If your soul should be lost,
Tho’ you gain the whole world
For your own?
Even now it may be
That the line you have crossed;
Have you counted,
Have you counted the cost?

You may barter your hope
Of eternity’s morn,
For a moment of joy at the most,
For the glitter of sin,
And the things it will win—
Have you counted,
Have you counted the cost?

Refrain

While the door of His mercy
Is open for you,
Ere the depth of His love you exhaust,
Won’t you come and be healed,
Won’t you whisper, I yield—
I have counted,
I have counted the cost.

Refrain