Cantata No. 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden, Versus I

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Composer:Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), German
First Line:Christ lag in Todesbanden
Genre:Classical: Baroque, Cantata
Instruments:Violin I, Violin II, Viola I Viola II, Voice (SATB), Continuo
Submitter:Jennings, James R
Email:jennings_jr (e-mail)
Ziptitle:Cantata No. 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden
This movement is one of 7 movements in the complete work,
and was sequenced by J. R. Jennings in 2006. The continuo
realization is by J. R. Jennings, copyright 2006, and is found
on staves named "Continuo realization Ia", "Continuo realization
Ib", and/or "Continuo realization II". While cantata No. 4 was
probably composed between 1708 and 1724, individual movements
may have been composed in various different years.
English translation by Catherine Winkworth, 1855:
In the bonds of Death He lay,
Who for our offense was slain,
But the Lord is risen today,
Christ hath brought us life again.
Wherefore let us all rejoice,
Singing loud with a cheerful voice
English translation by Richard Massie, 1854:
Christ Jesus lay in death's strong bands,
for our offenses given;
but now at God's right hand He stands,
and brings us life from heaven.
Wherefore let us joyful be,
and sing to God right thankfully
loud songs of Alleluia!