1 In life or death I'll not despair;
My hope in Him, I'll boldly share.
To live is Christ; to die is gain,
I seek to magnify His name.
For me to live is Christ;
for me to live is Christ.
Pursuing Him, my highest prize,
For me to live is Christ.
2 He came to earth in servant form,
To bear the cross, the shame, the scorn.
This mind of Christ I'll make my own,
To serve with humble heart alone.
3 To know my Lord surpasses all;
To press toward Him, my single goal,
To know His victory o'er the grave,
To know His mighty power to save!
4 So joy in Christ and never cease
And run to Him; He brings true peace.
Content in Him in every state,
In all be strengthened by His grace!