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233. The Strife is O'er, the Battle Done

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[Refrain:] 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! (Refrain)

2 The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions has dispersed;
let shouts of holy joy outburst: Alleluia! (Refrain)

3 The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead;
all glory to our risen Head! Alleluia! (Refrain)

4 He broke the agebound chains of hell;
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumph tell: Alleluia! (Refrain)

5 Lord, by the strips which wounded thee,
from death’s dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee: Alleluia! (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: The strife is o'er, the battle done
Title: The Strife is O'er, the Battle Done
Translator: Francis Pott (1861)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Psalm 107:16; Isaiah 25:8; Isaiah 53:5; Colossians 2:15
Source: Latin hymn, c. 1695
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Alleluia
Tune Information
Composer: Giovanni P. da Palestrina (1591)
Arranger: William H. Monk (1861)
Key: D Major

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