Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

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.
Alleluia!

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

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

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

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, 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
Name: VICTORY
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, 1525-1594
Arranger: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 8 8 8 with alleluais
Key: D Major



Media
Audio recording: MP3
More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements