610. Finished the strife of battle now

1 Finished is the battle now,
Gloriously crowned the victor’s brow!
Hence with sadness, sing with gladness:
Alleluya, alleluya!

2 After the death that him befell,
Jesus Christ has harrowed hell!
Songs of praising we are raising:
Alleluya, alleluya!

3 On the third morning he arose,
Shining with victory o’er his foes;
Earth is singing, heaven is ringing:
Alleluya, alleluya!

4 Jesus has closed hell’s brazen door,
Heaven is open evermore!
Our adoring praise outpouring:
Alleluya, alleluya!

5 Lord, by thy wounds we call on thee
So from ill death to set us free,
That our living be thanksgiving:
Alleluya, alleluya!

Text Information
First Line: Finished the strife of battle now
Latin Title: Finita jam sunt proelia
Translator: John Mason Neale, 1818-66
Meter: 888 and Alleluyas
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: The Christian Year: Easter; Easter Vigil; Easter Day
Source: Sympnonia Sirenum Selectarum, Cologne, 1695
Tune Information
Composer: Anthony Gregory Murray, 1905-92
Meter: 888 and Alleluyas
Key: G Major
Copyright: © Trustees of Downside Abbey

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