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“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliott from Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliott

There once was a man born of high circumstance
Heir to advantage, He had every chance to succeed
But light from the cross made his dreams appear small
And to their surprise he went far–from it all
For the love of His Savior, for one priceless jewel
They could not understand so they called him a fool

He is no fool
If he would choose
To give the thing he cannot keep
To buy what what he can never lose
To see a treasure in one soul
That far outshines the brightest gold
He is no fool, He is no fool
He is no fool, He is no fool

There once was a boy who could run like the wind
Given to lead, every man was his friend at the line
But light from the cross made his race appear small
And to their amazement he followed the call
For the love of his Savior, for one priceless jewel
They could not understand so they called him a fool
Show me the fool who abandons his life
To walk in the steps of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

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