Which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it?@Luke 14:28
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Andrew L. Byers (1869–1952)

Will­iam J. Hen­ry, 1907.

Ber­nal Heights me­lo­dy by Will­iam Hen­ry, ha­rm­ony by An­drew L. By­ers (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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’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.

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