The strife is o'er, the battle done

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Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
The strife is o’er, the battle done,
The victory of life is won;
The song of triumph has begun. Alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
But Christ their legions hath dispersed;
Let shouts of holy joy outburst. Alleluia!
He broke the agebound chains of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumph tell. Alleluia!
Lord, by Your wounds on Calvary
From death’s dread sting Your servants free,
That we may live eternally. Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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First Line:
The strife is o'er, the battle done
Title:
The strife is o'er, the battle done
Latin Title:
Finita jam sun proelia
Translator:
Francis Pott (1861)
Meter:
8.8.8.4
Source:
Latin, 17th century
Language:
English
Copyright:
Public Domain
Liturgical Use:
Opening Hymns

Tune Information View on Hymnary

Title:
VICTORY (Palestrina)
Composer:
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1591)
Meter:
8.8.8.4 with alleluias
Copyright:
Public Domain