Title: The Strife Is O'er
Composer: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, 1591 Adapt. William Henry Monk, 1861
Author: Latin, c. 1695 Trans. Francis Pott, 1861
Scripture: I Corinthians 15 I Corinthians 15:53-57
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, Christ rises glorious from the dead: All glory to our risen Head! Alleluia! 4. Lord, by Your wounds on Calvary From death's dread sting Your servants free, That we may live eternally. Alleluia! Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!