236. The Strife Is O’er

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Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

1 The strife is o'er, the battle done;
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.

2 The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shouts of holy joy outburst.

3 The three sad days are quickly sped;
Christ rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!

4 Lord, by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death’s dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live, and sing to thee:
Alleluia! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: The strife is o'er the battle done
Title: The Strife Is O’er
Translator: Francis Pott (1861)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluias
Scripture: Psalm 45:3-4; Psalm 96:1-2; Psalm 145:13; Isaiah 25:7-9; Isaiah 53:5; Mark 10:34; Luke 24:6; Romans 6:9-10; 1 Corinthians 15:51-57; 1 Peter 2:24; Revelation 1:18; Revelation 19:1-2
Topic: Christian Year: Easter Vigil; Christian Year: Resurrection/Easter; Jesus Christ: Resurrection (1 more...)
Source: Latin hymn, c. 1695
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1591)
Adapter: William Henry Monk (1861)
Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluias
Key: D Major

Text Information:

The Latin text from which this hymn has been translated may well be older than its earliest printing in a 17th-century collection published in Cologne. It is set to an adaptation of a portion of the Gloria Patri section from a 16th-century choral version of the Magnificat

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