Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Resurrection of Our Lord: Christ Lag in Totesbanden, Part 2

Today All for Hymn features Bach's Easter Cantata (aka Cantata #4), Christ Lag in Totesbanden. The literal English translation is "Christ Lay in Death's Bands." The common metered translation is "Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands." It is the Hymn of the Day for Easter Sunday.

Christ Lag in Totesbanden
Cantata #4 by JS Bach
Part 2, Christ Lag In Todesbanden

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! Alleluia!


  1. With Trumpets and Reeds and Mixtures, we sang VERY loud songs this morning!

  2. Hey, Brian, what hymns did you have today?


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