451. 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;
Now be the song of praise begun:
Alleluia! [Refrain]

2 Death's mightiest pow'rs have done their worst,
And Jesus has his foes dispersed;
Let shouts of praise and joy outburst:
Alleluia! [Refrain]

3 He closed the yawning gates of hell;
The bars from heav'n's high portals fell;
Let hymns of praise his triumph tell:
Alleluia! [Refrain]

4 On the third morn he rose again,
Glorious in majesty to reign;
O let us swell the joyful strain:
Alleluia! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: The strife is o'er the battle done
Title: The Strife is O'er
Latin Title: Finita iam sunt praelia
Author: Francis Pott, 1832-1909
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:51-54; Revelation 1:18
Topic: Easter Vigil; Easter; Easter Season (4 more...)
Source: Latin, 12th C.
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: VICTORY
Composer: Giovanni da Palestrina, 1525-1594
Adapter: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Key: D Major



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