212. Alleluia! The Strife Is O'er

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

1 The strife is o'er, the battle done,
now is the victor's triumph won;
O let the song of praise be sung:

2 Death's mightiest powers have done their worst,
and Jesus hath his foes dispersed:
let shouts of praise and joy outburst:

3 He closed the yawning gates of hell;
the bars from heaven's high portals fell.
Let songs of praise his triumphs tell:

4 On the third morn he rose again,
glorious in majesty to reign.
O let us swell the joyful strain:

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: Alleluia! The Strife Is O'er
Latin Title: Finita jam
Translator: Francis Pott (1832-1909) (alt.)
Meter: 888 with Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ;
Topic: Easter (season)
Source: Latin (17th cent.)
Notes: Alt tune: VULPIUS 211, 298
Tune Information
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
Adapter: William Henry Monk (1823-1889)
Meter: 888 with Alleluias
Key: D Major

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