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Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands

Words: Martin Luther, 1524, based on Latin Victimae Paschali; tr. Richard Massie, 1854, alt.
Music: Latin melody, c. 1100; adapt. Johann Walther, 1524
Key: D minor
Tune: CHRIST LAG IN TODESBANDEN
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.8.7.4
Keywords: Christ, cross, atonement, death, life, resurrection, exaltation, praise
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