The United Methodist Hymnal


The Strife is O'er, the Battle Done

	Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

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

2.	The powers of death have done their worst, 
	but Christ their legions hath dispersed; 
	let shouts of holy joy outburst: 

3.	The three sad days are quickly sped; 
	he rises glorious from the dead; 
	all glory to our risen Head! 

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


WORDS: Anon., 1695; Francis Pott, 1861
MUSIC: Giovanni P. da Palestrina, 1591; W. H. Monk, 1861
Theme: Christ's Gracious Life: Resurrection and Exaltation; Christian Year: Ascension; Christian Year: Easter; Funerals and Memorial Services; Jesus Christ; Triumph