"The Strife is O'er, the Battle Done"
                            by unknown author, 1695
                     Translated by Francis Pott, 1832-1909
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
        The strife is o'er, the battle done;
        Now is the Victor's triumph won;
        Now be the song of praise begun.
        2. Death's mightiest powers have done their worst,
        And Jesus hath His foes dispersed;
        Let shouts of praise and joy outburst.
        3. On the third morn He rose again
        Glorious in majesty to reign;
        Oh, let us swell the joyful strain!
        4. He closed the yawning gates of hell;
        The bars from heaven's high portals fell.
        Let songs of praise His triumph tell.
        5. Lord, by the stripes which wounded Thee.
        From death's dread sting Thy servants free
        That we may live and sing to Thee.

Notes: Hymn #210 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 98:1 Author: unknown, 1695 Translated by: Francis Pott, c. 1859, alt. Titled: "Finita iam sunt praelia" Composer: Giovanni P. Da Palestrina, 1591, ad. Tune: "Palestrina"
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