110. Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands

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1 Christ Jesus lay in death’s strong bands
For our offenses given;
But now at God’s right hand Christ stands
And brings us life from heaven;
Therefore let us joyful be
And sing to God right thankfully
Loud songs of alleluia! Alleluia!

2 It was a strange and dreadful strife
When life and death contended;
The victory remained with life;
The reign of death was ended.
Holy Scripture plainly saith
That death is swallowed up by death;
It's sting is lost forever! Alleluia!

3 Then let us feast this Easter Day
On the true Bread of Heaven;
The Word of grace hath purged away
The old and wicked leaven.
Christ alone our souls will feed;
Christ is our meat and drink indeed;
Faith lives upon no other! Alleluia!

Text Information
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.)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Isaiah 25:8; 1 Corinthians 15:26-28
Topic: Jesus Christ: Kingship
Language: English
Tune Information
Adapter and Harmonizer: J. S. Bach
Key: a minor

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