Sunday Hymn From the Past – Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands

It’s Reformation month again, dear ones! Can you believe it’s been a year since the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation? Wow that year went by fast. This month, like last year, I’m going to be sharing hymns written by reformers. We’ll start this month out strong, with a Martin Luther hymn. I hope it blesses you, as much as it blessed me, as always beloved brethren be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.

Christ Jesus lay in death’s strong bands,
for our offenses given;
but now at God’s right hand He stands
and brings us light from heaven.
Therefore let us joyful be
and sing to God right thankfully
loud songs of hallelujah.
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;
his sting is lost forever.

Here the true Paschal Lamb we see, 
whom God so freely gave us; 
He died on the accursed tree – 
so strong His love to save us. 
See, His blood doth mark our door; 
faith points to it, death passes o’er, 
and Satan cannot harm us. 
So let us keep the festival
whereto 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.


Author: lnhereford

I am a Christian, wife, mother, and homeschooler currently traveling the United States with my loving husband and darling daughter!

7 thoughts on “Sunday Hymn From the Past – Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands”

  1. Reblogged this on Pilgrim’s Progress revisited – Christiana on the narrow way and commented:
    Here is a wonderful hymn about our glorious Savior Jesus Christ! Thank you, Lauren!

    Hebrews 2:14-18

    14 Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives. 16 For assuredly He does not give help to angels, but He gives help to the descendant of Abraham. 17 Therefore, He had to be made like His brethren in all things, so that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. 18 For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted.

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    1. Wow, what an unbelievably amazing passage in Gods Word, thank you sister! Thank you so much! What a blessing it was to wake up and read that. I just have to keep rereading it and making sure it’s really there. What love is this? That He would partake of the same! And for us? Wretched without hope on this Earth! Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior, making propitiation for our sins. Surely eternity will not be long enough to give God the glory and honor He deserves! I pray the Lord blesses you, you’ve blessed me today, dear friend. These verses just make me want to weep and rejoice at the same time!

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      1. Amen! Don’t worry my name, dear sister. I can not wait for no more separation! It’s such a strange thing, I want to be here to teach my daughter and be a blessing and a servant to my husband, to the body of Christ as well. But more than that desire is this hope of eternity!

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      2. Once we post a comment it’s out of our hands and is as post with errors at times!

        I know what you mean about it being hard to wait. It’s very true that we mostly can see the necessity for remaining here because of the needs of loved ones but it’s hard to wait in a world gone wild. Speaking of our crazy world – and troubled church – I want to read today’s Twisted Tuesday.

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