Number: 110
Title: Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands
Composer: Trans. Richard Massie, 1854; alt.Geystliche gesangk Buchleyn, 1524 Adapt. And Harm. Johann Sebastian Bach, c. 1707
Author: Martin Luther, 1524
Scripture: Isaiah 25:8 I Corinthians 15:26-28
Theme: Easter

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;
    Its 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!