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The Church Hymnal Revised and Enlarged, 1892361
Christ, the Life of All the LivingErnst Christoph Homburg, 1659, Translation by Miss Catherine Winkworth, 1863

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
361HomburghGerman, 16508.7.8.7.7.7.7.7.

1Christ, the Life of all the living,
Christ the Death of death, our foe,
Who, Thyself for us once giving,
To the darkened depths of woe,
Patiently didst yield Thy breath,
Man to save from sin and death:
Thousand, thousand thanks shall be,
Blessèd Jesus, unto Thee.
2Thou, ah, Thou hast taken on Thee
Bitter strokes, a cruel rod;
Pain and scorn were heaped upon Thee,
O Thou sinless Son of God;
Only thus for me to win
Rescue from the bonds of sin:
Thousand, thousand thanks shall be,
Blessèd Jesus, unto Thee.
3Thou didst bear the smiting only
That it might not fall on me;
Stoodest falsely charged and lonely,
That I might be safe and free;
Comfortless that I might know
Comfort from Thy boundless woe.
Thousand, thousand thanks shall be,
Blessèd Jesus, unto Thee.
4Then for all that wrought our pardon,
For Thy sorrows deep and sore,
For Thine anguish in the garden,
I will thank Thee evermore;
Thank Thee with my latest breath
For Thy sad and cruel death,
For that last and bitter cry
Praise Thee evermore on high. Amen.
2 Corinthians4:11For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
Hebrews2:9But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.