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159. The Strife Is O'er

1 The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun, hallelujah!

2 The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions has dispersed:
let shouts of holy joy outburst, hallelujah!

3 He closed the ancient gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell, hallelujah!

4 On the third morn he rose again,
glorious in majesty to reign;
O let us swell the joyful strain, hallelujah!

Text Information
First Line: The strife is o'er, the battle done
Title: The Strife Is O'er
Translator: Francis Pott (1861)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 8 8 with hallelujah
Topic: The Christian Year: Easter; Christian Year: Easter; Eternal Life (22 more...)
Source: Latin, 17th century
Language: English
Notes: Alt tune: VULPIUS (GELOBT SEI GOTT)
Tune Information
Name: VICTORY
Adapter: William Henry Monk (1861)
Composer: Giovanni Palestrina (1591)
Meter: 8 8 8 with hallelujah
Key: D Major



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