412. The strife is o'er, the battle done

1 The strife is o'er, the battle done,
now is the Victor's triumph won;
now be the song of praise begun,
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

2 The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions has dispersed,
let shouts of holy joy outburst,
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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

4 He broke the bonds of death and hell:
the bars from heaven's gateways fell;
let hymns of praise his triumph tell.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

5 Lord, by the painful wounds you bore,
death lost its sting for evermore;
living in you, our praises soar.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: The strife is o'er, the battle done
Translator: Francis Pott (1832-1909)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 888 and Alleluias
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:4; 1 Corinthians 15:54-55; 2 Timothy 1:10; Acts 2:24; Colossians 1:18; Colossians 2:15; Isaiah 25:8-9; Isaiah 53:5; John 20:1-18; Luke 24:1-9; Matthew 28:1-10; Psalm 98:1; Psalm 107:16
Topic: Life in Christ: Christ Risen - Resurrection and Exaltation; Christian Year: Easter
Source: Latin, 17th century
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Henry George Ley (1887-1962)
Meter: 888 and Alleluias
Key: C Major
Source: Melody from Melchior Vulpius's Gesangbuch, 1609
Copyright: From The BBC Hymn Book, 1951, Oxford University Press

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