319. The Strife Is O'er

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 shout of holy joy outburst.

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

4 He closed the yawning gates of hell;
the bars from heaven's high portals fell,
yet hymns of praise his triumphs tell.

5 Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee!

Text Information
First Line: The strife is o'er, the battle done
Title: The Strife Is O'er
Translator : F. Pott (1861, based on)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Scripture: Psalm 98:1; Isaiah 53:5; Revelation 1:18
Source: Finita iam sunt proelia, Latin hymn in Symphonia Serenum Selectarum (1695)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: W. H. Monk (1861)
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Key: D Major
Source: Gloria of Palestrina, 1591 (based on)

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