1 Christ in the bands of death was laid,
For our transgressions given:
He rose: the way He open made
To life, the life of Heaven.
Therefore we will now rejoice,
And praise our God with thankful voice,
And raise our hallelujah! Hallelujah!
2 By none of all the sons of men
Could death’s dark realm be shaken:
Sin made our strength all weak and vain:
All have of guilt partaken.
Thus came death upon us all,
And bound the fallen world in thrall
Beneath his dread dominion. Hallelujah!
3 But Jesus Christ, God’s only Son,
Hath in our stead descended:
O’er death our Lord the victory won,
When He transgression ended.
He destroyed death’s power and claim,
And left to death an empty name:
Away his sting has taken. Hallelujah!
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9701
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|The Cyber Hymnal #9701||Christ In The Bands Of Death Was Laid||Christ in the bands of death was laid||CHRIST LAG IN TODES BANDEN||Martin Luther ; Arthur T. Russell||<cite>Enchridion</cite> (Erfurt, Germany:1524); Tr.: <cite>Psalms and Hymns</cite> (Cambridge, England: John Deigthon, 1851)|