Review – Hymn 151 – Christ, the Life of All the Living

Review – Hymn 151 – Christ, the Life of All the Living


In today’s podcast, Pastors Nathanael Mayhew and Rob Sauers review the Lenten hymn, “Christ, the Life of All the Living.” This is one of the more familiar of the Lenten hymns, and it appears in hymnals across denominations. This hymn really focuses not only on what Christ did through His life and death but what that means for us. As we study through the seven stanzas that make up this hymn, we will focus on what Christ suffered and what benefits we receive as a result. We pray that this review will help to prepare your hearts and minds for another Lenten journey.


2 thoughts on “Review – Hymn 151 – Christ, the Life of All the Living

  1. Such nice verbs…Inherit, deliver, securing, own, comfort, atone!
    Each verse starts out with sort of depressing things that Christ endured, but then resolves into what he specifically did for me with those wonderful verbs! If you just skim through the verses, you might miss these “resolutions”… exactly what I did initially until I copied it off and read it. Of course, I love the music as well.
    I was reading online about the author, Ernst C. Homburg, and in later life, he published 150 hymn texts in a book written and used primarily for his own devotions. I am surprised we don’t have more of them in Lutheran Hymnals.

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