Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands,
for our offenses given;
But now at God's right hand he stands,
and brings us life from heaven;
Wherefore let us joyful be,
and sing to God right thankfully
loud songs of Alleluia!
Then let us feast this Easter day
on Christ, the bread of heaven;
The Word of grace hath purged away
the old and wicked leaven.
Christ alone our souls will feed;
he is our meat and drink indeed;
Faith lives upon no other!
Words: Martin Luther
Hymn: Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands, music arranged and
harmonized by J.S. Bach