210. 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 Death's mightiest pow'rs have done their worst,
And Jesus hath His foes dispersed;
Let shouts of praise and joy outburst.

3 On the third morn He rose again
Glorious in majesty to reign;
Oh, let us swell the joyful strain!

4 He closed the yawning gates of hell;
The bars from heaven's high portals fell.
Let hymns of praise His triumph 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
Latin Title: Finita iam sunt praelia
Translator: Francis Pott (c. 1859, alt.)
Author: Unknown (1695)
Meter:, with Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Church Year: Easter
Tune Information
Composer: Giovanni P. da Palestrina (1591, ad.)
Meter:, with Alleluias
Key: E♭ Major

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