The strife is over

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Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The strife is over, the battle done,
the victory of life is won.
The son 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 have quickly sped.
He rises glorious from the dead.
All glory to our risen Head! 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!

#263 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  Finita jam sunt praelia, Symphonia Sirenum Slectarium, 1695;
                  tr. Francis Pott, Hymns Fitted to the Order of Common Prayer, 1861
   Tune:  Giovanni P. da Palestrina, Magnificat in the Third Mode, 1591;
                  adapted by William H. Monk, Hymns Ancient and Modern, 1861

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