Monday, April 25, 2005

Hymn - “Christ Jesus Once, For All Has Died”

“Christ Jesus Once, For All Has Died”
Tune: Ich Singe Dir
(Hymn # 151 from Lutheran Worship
“O Christ, Our Hope”)

Christ Jesus once, for all has died,
His righteousness to give.
His Spirit brings us back to God,
His death so we may live.

The Spirit who had raised the Christ,
Then brought the Christ to Hell,
To Satan and the spirits there,
His victory to tell.

Those who in Noah’s day had known,
God’s judgment in the flood,
Would hear a proclamation now,
From Christ, the Son of God.

As waters cleansed the ancient earth,
And saved those faithful eight,
So in the waters of His grace,
God saves and recreates.

Praise Christ, once risen from the dead,
Ascended now on high,
At God’s right hand, in power now,
He makes us, too, alive!

Based on 1 Peter 3:18-22

© Thomas E. Chryst, 2005.

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