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:
Alleluia!

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

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

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

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

Closing Antiphon: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Words: Anonymous Latin hymn, 12th C.; tr. Francis Pott, 1861.
Tune:Victory” Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, 1591; arr. William H. Monk, 1861.
Meter: 8.8.8.4 plus Alleluia Antiphons.

This is the text as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867):

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
The strife is o’er, the battle done!
The Triumph of the Lord is won!
O let the song of praise be sung.
Alleluia!

The powers of death have done their worst,
And Jesus hath His foes dispersed;
Let shouts of praise and joy outburst:
Alleluia !

On that third morn He rose again
In glorious Majesty to reign;
О let us swell the joyful strain:
Alleluia!

He closed the yawning gates of hell;
The bars from heaven’s high portals fell;
Let songs оf jоу His Triumphs tell:
Alleluia!

Lord, by the Stripes which wounded Thee,
From death’s dread sting Thy servants free;
That we may live, and sing to Thee
Alleluia! Amen.

The original Latin text may be found here.

 

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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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