It is not lost what I have given

It is not lost what I have given

Translator: John Brownlie
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It is not lost what I have given
To Him Who gave Himself for me;
I have an offering in heaven,
And I am rich in poverty.

The empty heart in sorrow pines,
And darkness blinds my tear-filled eyes;
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But round my soul the light entwines
That tells me that the morn shall rise.

I have not lost what I have given;
Yea, Lord, but well Thou knowest the pain,
When gladness from the heart is driven,
And threatening clouds succeed the rain.

But by the grievous pain of loss,
Thy soul was filled with bliss untold;
And from the offering of the Cross,
More wealth was Thine than purest gold.

It is not lost what I have given
To Him Who gave Himself for me;
The gift awaits my soul in heaven,
Mine own to all eternity.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: It is not lost what I have given
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English