Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Resurrection of Our Lord: Christ Lag in Totesbanden, Part 7

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 7, So Feirn Wir Das Hohe Fest

So let us keep the festival
Where to the Lord invites us;
Christ is Himself the joy of all,
The Sun that warms and lights us.
By His grace He doth impart
Eternal sunshine to the heart;
The night of sin is ended! Alleluia!

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