Is strength not in vain
When life is no more
Is life better than breath
That I may live without

If I stand on might
That often so mislead
If I walk by heart
That often so lead
Then life is no more
And strength is in vain

If I stand on pride
To forsake the faithful bride
If I walk by sight
To mock the noble fight
Then breath is in vain
And life is no more

Strength is not in vain
When life is soft like rain
Life is better than breath
When breath is silk like warmth
The true promise of happiness
That often so lead.