290. The Strife Is O'er

Refrain: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

1 The strife is o’er, the battle done,
now is the victor's triumph won;
O let the song of praise be sung. Alleluia! [Refrain]

2 The powers of death have done their worst,
and Jesus has his foes dispersed:
let shouts of holy joy outburst. Alleluia! [Refrain]

3 The three sad days are quickly sped,
Christ 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
Translator: Francis Pott, 1832-1909
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: 8.8.8.Alleluias
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Source: Latin, 17th C.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, 1525-1594
Arranger: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 8.8.8.Alleluias
Key: D Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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