1000 Songs/Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands (Martin Luther)

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Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands (Martin Luther)
Christ lag in Todesnbanden

1000 Songs

Text[edit | edit source]

http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh319.shtc. 1100

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