#133: The Strife Is O’er

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(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

1

The strife is o’er — the battle done,

The victory of life is won;

The long of triumph has begun:

Alleluia!

2

The pow’rs of death have done their worst,

But Christ their legions hath dispersed;

Let shouts of holy joy outburst

Alleluia!

3

The three sad days have quickly sped,

He rises glorious from the dead;

All glory to our risen Head!

Alleluia!

4

He closed the yawning gates of  hell,

The bars from heav’n’s high portals fell;

Let hymns of praise His triumphs tell:

Alleluia!

5

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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