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 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 strips which wounded thee
from death’s dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee. Alleluia!
|First Line:||The strive is o'er, the battle done|
|Title:||The Strife is O'er, the Battle Done|
|Translator:||Francis Pott (1861)|
|Topic:||Christ: Exaltation of; Christ: Head of the Church; Hell|
|Composer:||Giovanni P. da Palestrina (1591; arr.)|