1000 Songs/Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands (Martin Luther)
Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands (Martin Luther)
Christ lag in Todesnbanden
Text[edit | edit source]
Author[edit | edit source]
Martin Luther 1533
Translations/Challenges[edit | edit source]
Latin Melody based on Christ is erstanden. Translated from German to English by Richard Massie
Music[edit | edit source]
There are seven versed that celebrate Jesus' resurrection that also talks about His struggles between Life and Death. The third verse comes from 1 Corinthians 15. The melody has quite a bit of sequence.
Tune[edit | edit source]
The Tune is "Christ lag in Todesbanden"
Arrangements[edit | edit source]
The original song was written by Bach. Richard Massie translated this piece in 1854