336. The Strife Is O'er

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

1 The strife is o’er, the battle done;
Now is the Victor's triumph won;
O let the song of praise be sung:
Alleluia! [Refrain]

2 The pow'rs of death have done their worst,
But Christ their legions has dispersed;
Let shouts of praise and joy outburst:
Alleluia! [Refrain]

3 On the third morn he rose again,
Glorious in majesty to reign;
O let us swell the joyful strain:
Alleluia! [Refrain]

4 He closed the yawning gates of hell;
The bars from heav'n's high portals fell;
Let hymns of praise his triumph tell:
Alleluia! [Refrain]

5 O Risen Lord, all praise to thee,
Who from our sin has set us free,
That we may live eternally!
Alleluia! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: The strife is o'er the battle done
Title: The Strife Is O'er
Translator: Francis Pott, 1832-1909 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
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Topic: Eternal Life/Heaven; Paschal Mystery; Resurrection (3 more...)
Source: Latin, 12th cent.
Tune Information
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, 1525-1594
Adapter: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 888 with alleluias
Key: D Major

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