Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Andrew L. Byers
(1869–1952)

Words: Will­iam J. Hen­ry, 1907.

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

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Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

’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.

Refrain