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 all rejoice
and sing to God with heart and voice
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 is ended.
So the scripture makes it plain
that death by death’s own sword is slain.
Its sting is lost forever.
3 Then let us keep this feast today
that God has freely given.
The word of grace has swept away
the old and evil leaven.
Christ today will meet his own
and faith will feed on him alone;
the living bread of heaven.
Source: Voices Together #463
|First Line:||Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands|
|Title:||Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands|
|German Title:||Christ lag in Todesbanden|
|Author:||Martin Luther (1524)|