The Strife is O'er, the Battle Done

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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Melody - "Palestrina", Giovanni P. Da Palestrina, 1591; Seq. by Richard Jordan
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Unknown, 1695, tr. by Francis Pott, 1861 Left: 1941 Lutheran Hymnal
Right: 1916 Episcopal Hymnal

The strife is o'er, the battle done;
Now is the Victor's triumph won;
Now be the song of praise begun.
Alleluia!

2. Death's mightiest powers have done their worst,
And Jesus hath His foes dispersed;
Let shouts of praise and joy outburst.
Alleluia!

3. On the third morn He rose again
Glorious in majesty to reign;
Oh, let us swell the joyful strain!
Alleluia!

4. He closed the yawning gates of hell;
The bars from heaven's high portals fell.
Let songs of praise His triumph tell.
Alleluia!

5. Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee.
From death's dread sting Thy servants free
That we may live and sing to Thee.
Alleluia!

The strife is o'er, the battle done,
The victory of life is won;
The song of triumph has begun.
Alleluia!

2. The powers of death have done their worst,
But Christ their legions hath dispersed:
Let shout of holy joy outburst.
Alleluia!

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

Followed by verse 4 and 5 from the left

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