Jesus Christ, who came to save

Jesus Christ, who came to save

Author: Martin Luther; Translator: Leonard Bacon
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Jesus Christ, who came to save,
And overcame the grave,
Is now arisen,
And sin hath bound in prison.
O Lord, have mercy!

2 Who without a sin was found,
Bore our transgressions' wound.
He is our Saviour,
And brings us to God's favor,
O Lord, have mercy!

3 Life and mercy, sin and death,
All in His hands He hath:
He can deliver
All who trust Him forever.
O Lord, have mercy!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #95

Author: Martin Luther

Luther, Martin, born at Eisleben, Nov. 10, 1483; entered the University of Erfurt, 1501 (B.A. 1502, M.A.. 1503); became an Augustinian monk, 1505; ordained priest, 1507; appointed Professor at the University of Wittenberg, 1508, and in 1512 D.D.; published his 95 Theses, 1517; and burnt the Papal Bull which had condemned them, 1520; attended the Diet of Worms, 1521; translated the Bible into German, 1521-34; and died at Eisleben, Feb. 18, 1546. The details of his life and of his work as a reformer are accessible to English readers in a great variety of forms. Luther had a huge influence on German hymnody. i. Hymn Books. 1. Ellich cristlich lider Lobgesang un Psalm. Wittenberg, 1524. [Hamburg Library.] This contains 8 German h… Go to person page >

Translator: Leonard Bacon

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First Line: Jesus Christ, who came to save
German Title: Jesus Christus, unser Heiland
Author: Martin Luther
Translator: Leonard Bacon
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O Lord, have mercy
Copyright: Public Domain

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