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The Strife is O'er, the Battle Done

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 306
Text: Anonymous Latin; trans. by Francis Pott, 1832-1909
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arr. by W.H. Monk
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias

Antiphon:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

1. 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 shouts 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!

4. Lord, by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live, and sing to thee:
Alleluia!

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