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
|First Line:||Christ in the bands of death was laid|
|Title:||Christ In The Bands Of Death Was Laid|
|German Title:||Christ lag in Todesbanden|
|Translator:||Arthur T. Russell|
|Source:||Erchridion (Erfurt, Germany:1524)|