|Text:||Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands|
|Tune:||CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN|
|Harmonizer:||Johann Sebastian Bach|
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 God's praises thankfully
with songs of allelujah!
2 It was a strange and dreadful strife
when life and death contended;
the victory remained with life:
the reign of death was ended.
Stripped of pow'r, no more it reigns,
an empty form alone remains;
death's sting is lost forever!
3 So let us keep the festival
to which the Lord invites us;
Christ is himself the joy of all,
The sun that warms and lights us.
Now his grace to us imparts
eternal sunshine to our hearts;
the night of sin is ended.
|First Line:||Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands|
|Title:||Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands|
|Author:||Martin Luther (1524)|
|Translator:||Richard Massie (1854, alt.)|
|Topic:||Easter; Christ--Victorious; Christian year--Easter|
|Name:||CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN|
|Harmonizer:||Johann Sebastian Bach (1707)|
|Source:||Geystliche gesangk Buchleyn (1524)|
|CHRIST JESUS LAY IN DEATH'S STRONG BANDS (Trinity Hymnal 279)|
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