This week, the four Simulcasters focus on Martin Luther’s beautiful Easter hymn Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands (LSB 458). Singing hymns is an activity very different from what we normally do in our everyday life, at least it seems that way when we look at our American culture. Hymns that personify death and show us a mighty Savior who conquers him are even more strange to us. These hymns are necessary for our lives as Christians and human beings because death does come for us all and without Christ, we are still enslaved to it and to our sin. Have your hymnals and bibles ready as we discuss the hymn and the Bible passages that provided Luther the inspiration for the lyrics: Acts 2:24, 1 Corinthians 15:54-57, Hosea 13:14, and 2 Timothy 1:10.
And if you would like to hear this hymn sung by a thousand youth, check it out on the HT YouTube page: https://youtube.com/watch?v=nKx2J4Llcso .
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