339. Christ, the Life of All the Living

1 Christ, the life of all the living,
Christ, the death of death, our foe,
Christ, yourself for me once giving
to the darkest depths of woe:
through your suff'ring, death, and merit
life eternal I inherit.
Thousand, thousand thanks are due,
dearest Jesus, unto you.

2 You have suffered great affliction
and have borne it patiently,
even death by crucifixion,
fully to atone for me;
for you chose to be tormented
that my doom should be prevented.
Thousand, thousand thanks are due,
dearest Jesus, unto you.

3 Then, for all that bought our pardon,
for the sorrows deep and sore,
for the anguish in the garden,
I will thank you evermore;
thank you for the groaning, sighing,
for the bleeding and the dying,
for that last triumphant cry,
praise you evermore on high.

Text Information
First Line: Christ, the life of all the living
Title: Christ, the Life of All the Living
Original Language: German
Author: Ernst Christoph Homburg, 1605-1681
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878 (alt.)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 8 7 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Lent; Atonement
Tune Information
Name: JESU, MEINES LEBENS LEBEN
Meter: 8 7 8 7 8 8 7 7
Key: G Major
Source: Das Grosse Cantional, Darmstadt, 1687



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