The Strife Is O’er

Antiphon Between Verses: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The strife is o’er, the battle done;
The victory of life is won;
The song of triumph has begun:

The powers of death have done their worst;
But Christ their legions hath dispersed;
Let shouts of holy joy outburst:

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

He closed the yawning gates of hell;
The bars from heaven’s high portals fell;
Let hymns of praise His triumphs tell!

Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee,
From death’s dread sting Thy servants free,
That we may live, and sing to Thee:

Closing Antiphon: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Words: Latin hymn, author and date unknown; tr. Francis Pott, 1861.
Tune:Victory” Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, 1591; arr. William H. Monk, 1861.

Here is the original Latin text:

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Finita iam sunt proelia,
Est parta iam victoria:
Gaudeamus et canamus,

Post fata mortis barbara
Devicit Iesus tartara:
Applaudamus et psallamus,

Surrexit die tertia
Caelesti clarus gratia
Insonemus et cantemus,

Sunt clausa stygis ostia
Et caeli patent atria:
Gaudeamus et petamus,

Per tua, Iesu, vulnera
Nos mala morte libera,
Ut vivamus et canamus,

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia


About Noah

musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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