119. The Strife Is O'er

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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

2 The powers of death have done their worst,
But Christ their legions hath dispersed;
Let shouts of holy joy outburst. Alleluia!

3 The three sad days are quickly sped.
Christ rises glorious from the dead:
All glory to our risen Head! Alleluia!

4 Lord, by Your wounds on Calvary
From death’s dread sting Your servants free,
That we may live eternally. Alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: The strife is o'er the battle done
Title: The Strife Is O'er
Translator: Francis Pott (1861)
Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluias
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15; 1 Corinthians 15:53-57
Topic: Jesus Christ: Kingship
Source: Latin, c. 1695
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: VICTORY
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1591)
Adapter: William Henry Monk (1861)
Meter: 8.8.8 with alleluias
Key: D Major



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