366. The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

1 The strife is o’er, the battle done;
now is the victor's triumph won!
Now be the song of praise begun.

2 The pow'rs of death have done their worst;
Jesus their legions has dispersed.
Let shouts of holy joy outburst.

3 The three sad days have quickly sped,
Christ rises glorious from the dead.
All glory to our risen head!

4 Christ closed the yawning gates of hell;
the bars from heav'n’s high portals fell.
Let hymns of praise his triumph tell.

5 Lord, by the stripes which wounded you,
from death’s dread free your servants too,
that we may live and sing to you.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: The strife is o'er, the battle done
Title: The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done
Original Language: Latin
Translator: Francis Pott, 1832-1909
Meter: 8 8 8 with alleluais
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Easter
Source: Symphonia Sirenum, Köln, 1695
Tune Information
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, 1525-1594
Arranger: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 8 8 8 with alleluais
Key: D Major

Audio recording: MP3
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