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

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 of heaven's high portals fell;
Let 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, the battle done
Original Language: Latin
Translator: Francis Pott (1859)
Meter: P. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1892
Topic: Eastertide; Burial of the Dead
Source: Twelfth Century
Notes: Tune name in index: VICTORY
Tune Information
Name: [The strife is o'er, the battle done]
Composer: Palestrina
Meter: P. M.
Key: E Major

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