161. The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

1 The strife is o'er, the battle done;
The victory of life is won;
The song of triumph hath begun.
Alleluia!

2 The pow'rs of death have done their worst,
But Christ their legions hath dispersed:
Let shouts of holy joy outburst.
Alleluia!

3 The three sad days have quickly sped;
He rises glorious from the dead:
All glory to our risen Head!
Alleluia!

4 He closed the yawning gates of hell;
The bars from heav'n's high portals fell:
Let hymns of praise His triumphs tell.
Alleluia!

5 Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee,
From death's dread sting Thy servants free,
That we may live and sing to Thee.
Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: The strife is o'er, the battle done
Title: The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done
Translator: Francis Pott (1859)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: 8 8 8 4 Alleluias
Scripture: Isaiah 53; 1 Corinthians 15:54-57
Topic: Christ: Resurrection; Resurrection
Source: Latin hymn, c. 1695
Tune Information
Name: VICTORY
Arranger: William H. Monk (1861)
Composer: Giovanni P. da Palestrina (1591)
Meter: 8 8 8 4 Alleluias
Key: D Major



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