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Finished the Strife

Hallelujah, hallelujah, finished is the battle now

Author: J. M. Neale; Author: Anonymous
Published in 15 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Finished is the battle now,
Gloriously crowned the victor’s brow!
Hence with sadness, sing with gladness:
Alleluya, alleluya!

2 After the death that him befell,
Jesus Christ has harrowed hell!
Songs of praising we are raising:
Alleluya, alleluya!

3 On the third morning he arose,
Shining with victory o’er his foes;
Earth is singing, heaven is ringing:
Alleluya, alleluya!

4 Jesus has closed hell’s brazen door,
Heaven is open evermore!
Our adoring praise outpouring:
Alleluya, alleluya!

5 Lord, by thy wounds we call on thee
So from ill death to set us free,
That our living be thanksgiving:
Alleluya, alleluya!

Source: New English Praise: a supplement to the New English Hymnal #610

Author: J. M. Neale

John M. Neale's life is a study in contrasts: born into an evangelical home, he had sympathies toward Rome; in perpetual ill health, he was incredibly productive; of scholarly tem­perament, he devoted much time to improving social conditions in his area; often ignored or despised by his contemporaries, he is lauded today for his contributions to the church and hymnody. Neale's gifts came to expression early–he won the Seatonian prize for religious poetry eleven times while a student at Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1842, but ill health and his strong support of the Oxford Movement kept him from ordinary parish ministry. So Neale spent the years between 1846 and 1866 as a warden of Sackvi… Go to person page >

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hallelujah, hallelujah, finished is the battle now
Title: Finished the Strife
Author: J. M. Neale
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluia
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11001
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #185

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #264


Common Praise #144


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #173

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #455

Hymns Old and New #132


New English Praise #610


The Cyber Hymnal #11001

Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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