The Strife is O'er, the Battle Done
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
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.
2. Death's mightiest powers have done their worst,
3. On the third morn He rose again
4. He closed the yawning gates of hell;
5. Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee.
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,
3. The three sad days are quickly sped
Followed by verse 4 and 5 from the left