Christ the Life of all the living,
Christ the death of Death our foe,
Who Thyself for us once giving
To the darkest depths of woe,
Didst Thou die for me to win
Rescue from the bonds of sin:
Thousand, thousand thanks shall be
Blessèd Jesus, brought to Thee.
- adapted from the hymn "Jesu, Meines Lebens Leben,"
by Ernst C. Homburg, 17th cent.