1 Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands,
For our offenses given;
But now at God's right hand He stands
And brings us life from heaven;
Therefore let us joyful be
And sing to God right thankfully
Loud songs of hallelujah!
2 It was a strange and dreadful strife
When Life and Death contended;
The victory remained with Life,
The reign of Death was ended;
Holy Scripture plainly saith
That Death is swallowed up by Death,
His sting is lost forever.
3 Here the true Paschal Lamb we see,
Whom God so freely gave us;
He died on the accursed tree--
So strong His love!--to save us.
See, His blood doth mark our door;
Faith points to it, Death passes o'er,
And Satan cannot harm us.
4 So let us keep the festival
Whereto the Lord invites us;
Christ is Himself the Joy of all,
The Sun that warms and lights us.
By His grace He doth impart
Eternal sunshine to the heart;
The night of sin is ended.
5 Then let us feast this Easter Day
On Christ, the Bread of heaven;
The Word of Grace hath purged away
The old and evil leaven.
Christ alone our souls will feed,
He is our meat and drink indeed;
Faith lives upon no other.
|First Line:||Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands|
|Title:||Christ Jesus lay in Death's Strong Bands|
|German Title:||Christ lag inTodesbanden|
|Translator:||Richard Massie (1854, alt.)|
|Author:||Martin Luther (1524, cento)|
|Topic:||The Church Year: Easter|
|Name:||CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN|
|Source:||"Christ is erstanden," Latin melody, c. 1100 (based on)|
|Music for a Celebration, Set 4||CHRIST JESUS LAY IN DEATH'S STRONG BANDS (Trinity Hymnal 279)|
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|Easy Hymn Accompaniments for Organ||Easter Trilogy Set 1 - Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands|