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!
|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.)|
|Scripture:||Isaiah 25:8; 1 Corinthians 15:26-28|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: Kingship|
|Name:||CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN|
|Adapter and Harmonizer:||J. S. Bach|