464. The Strive 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,
But Christ their legions hath dispersed.
Let shouts of holy joy outburst.

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

4 He broke the age-bound chains 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 Thee,
From death's dread sting Thy servants free,
That we may live and sing to Thee.

Final Ending:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: The strife is o'er, the battle done
Title: The Strive Is O'er, the Battle Done
Translator: Francis Pott, 1832-1909
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 888 and alleluias
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:55-57; 2 Timothy 1:10; Ephesians 2:1-6; Isaiah 53:5
Source: Symphonia Sirenum Selectarum, Köln, 1695
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Tune Information
Composer: Giovanni P. da Palestrina, c. 1525-94
Meter: 888 and alleluias
Key: D Major
Source: Hynns Ancient and Modern, 1861 (Setting)

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