1 Finished is the battle now,
Gloriously crowned the victor’s brow!
Hence with sadness, sing with gladness:
2 After the death that him befell,
Jesus Christ has harrowed hell!
Songs of praising we are raising:
3 On the third morning he arose,
Shining with victory o’er his foes;
Earth is singing, heaven is ringing:
4 Jesus has closed hell’s brazen door,
Heaven is open evermore!
Our adoring praise outpouring:
5 Lord, by thy wounds we call on thee
So from ill death to set us free,
That our living be thanksgiving:
Source: New English Praise: a supplement to the New English Hymnal #610
|First Line:||Hallelujah, hallelujah, finished is the battle now|
|Title:||Finished the Strife|
|Author:||J. M. Neale|
|Meter:||8.8.8 with alleluia|