Finished the Strife

Hallelujah, hallelujah, finished is the battle now

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

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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

Neale, John Mason, D.D., was born in Conduit Street, London, on Jan. 24, 1818. He inherited intellectual power on both sides: his father, the Rev. Cornelius Neale, having been Senior Wrangler, Second Chancellor's Medallist, and Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and his mother being the daughter of John Mason Good, a man of considerable learning. Both father and mother are said to have been "very pronounced Evangelicals." The father died in 1823, and the boy's early training was entirely under the direction of his mother, his deep attachment for whom is shown by the fact that, not long before his death, he wrote of her as "a mother to whom I owe more than I can express." He was educated at Sherborne Grammar School, and was afterwards… 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



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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 & Modern, New Standard Edition #455

Hymns Old and New #132


New English Praise #610


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Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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