To the extent he counted all things loss
To gain the knowledge of Christ Jesus his Lord;
That excellency meant he rated dross
What he might be by nature or by law
Because he knew all ended at the cross.
Bondman of Jesus Christ he loved that bond
That in Christ’s day he might have his reward
But more that Christ through him should win applause.
He had the Spirit of Christ on which to draw
And that supply sustained through bitter wars.
The grace of Jesus Christ he left to all.