Scripture Verse

I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction. Hosea 13:14


Martin Luther

Words: Mar­tin Lu­ther, En­chi­ri­di­on (Er­furt, Ger­ma­ny: 1524) (Je­sus Chris­tus, un­ser Hei­land). Trans­lat­ed from Ger­man to Eng­lish by Ar­thur T. Rus­sell, Psalms and Hymns (Cam­bridge, Eng­land: John Deigh­ton, 1851), num­ber 105.

Music: Je­sus Chris­tus, Un­ser Hei­land Jo­hann Crü­ger, 1649 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Johann Crüger


Jesus Christ our great Redeemer,
Who hath subduèd death,
From death awaketh;
The power of sin He breaketh.
Have mercy upon us.

Born alone without transgression,
He bore for us God’s wrath;
Peace He hath given;
Grace He hath brought from Heaven:
Have mercy upon us.

All the powers of light and darkness
He holdeth in His hands;
He brings salvation
To His redeemèd nation.
Have mercy upon us.