173. Finished the strife

1 Finished the strife of battle now,
gloriously crowned the victor’s brow;
Sing with gladness, banish sadness:
Alleluia, alleluia!

2 After the death that him befell,
Jesus Christ has harrowed hell;
songs of praising we are raising:
Alleluia, alleluia!

3 On the third morning he arose,
shining with vict'ry o’er his foes;
earth is singing, heav'n is ringing:
Alleluia, alleluia!

4 Lord, by your wounds on you we call,
you by your death, have freed us all;
may our living be thanksgiving:
Alleluia, alleluia!

Text Information
First Line: Finished the strife of battle now
Title: Finished the strife
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-1866 (alt.)
Author: Unknown
Meter: 8 8 8 and Alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2000
Topic: Easter; Year A: Easter 6
Tune Information
Composer: Gregory Murray, 1906-1992
Meter: 8 8 8 and Alleluias
Key: G Major
Copyright: © The Estate of Gregory Murray

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