When the last agony draws
My spirit sinks in bitter fear:
Courage! I conquer though I die,
For Christ with Death once wrestled here;
Thy strife, O Christ, with Death's dark power
Upholds me in this fearful hour.
In faith I hide myself in
I shall not perish in the strife;
I share Thy war, Thy victory,
And Death is swallow'd up in Life;
Thy strife, O Christ, with Death of yore
Hath conquer'd, and I fear no more.