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Sola Online Worship eResource

We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page, with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Sola's Quickguide to Hymn Tunes: 
Check out this table that shows common hymn tunes you'll find on SOWeR's Hymns and Music page. 

List of Sola & Reclaim Hymns: Download and print this PDF for reference. 

Check out the printed versions:
ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
ReClaim Hymnal Spiral-Bound Edition

Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands

Public Domain

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of Am

Music Image (PNG)

melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)

Key of Am
Text: Martin Luther
Music: J. Walther
Tune: Christ Lag in Todesbanden
LBW/WOV Hymn: #134
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #157
Category: Easter;    Theme: Resurrection
Scripture: Acts 2:24

1 Christ Jesus lay in death’s strong bands, For our offenses given;
But now at God’s right hand he stands And brings us light from heaven.
Therefore let us joyful be And sing to God right thankfully
Loud songs of hallelujah. Hallelujah!

2 It was a strange and dreadful strife When life and death contended;
The victory remained with life, The reign of death was ended.
Holy Scripture plainly says That death is swallowed up by death;
Its sting is lost forever. Hallelujah!

3 Here the true Paschal Lamb we see, Whom God so freely gave us; 
He died on the accursed tree - So strong his love to save us. 
See, his blood now marks our door; Faith points to it, death passes o'er, 
And Satan cannot harm us. Hallelujah!

4 So let us keep the festival To which Lord invites us;
Christ is himself the Joy of all, The sun that warms and lights us.
Now his grace to us imparts Eternal sunshine to the hearts;
The night of sin is ended. Hallelujah!

5 Then let us feast this Easter Day On Christ, the bread of heaven:
The Word of grace has purged away The old and evil leaven.
Christ alone our souls will feed; He is our meat and drink indeed;
Faith lives upon no other! Hallelujah!