242. 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.

2 The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions has dispersed:
Let shouts of holy joy outburst.

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

4 Christ, by your wounds on Calvary
from death’s dread sting your servants 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 (1861, alt.)
Meter: 8.8.8. with alleluias
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Easter; Eternal Life; Year B: Easter 3
Source: Latin, c. 1695
Tune Information
Composer: Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina (1591)
Arranger: William H. Monk (1861)
Meter: 8.8.8. with alleluias
Key: D Major

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