The strife is o'er (William Henry Monk)

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General Information

Title: The strife is o'er
Composer: William Henry Monk
Tune: Victory
Lyricist: Francis Pott

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 888 with alleluias

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published:

Description: Adapted from the Gloria Patri of Magnificat tertii toni a 4, impares (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina). The words are a translation of Finita jam sunt proelia.

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

1  The strife is o'er, the battle done;
Now is the Victor's triumph won;
Now let the song of praise be sung,
'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 have quickly sped;
He rises glorious from the dead;
All glory to our risen Head!
'Alleluia!'

4  He brake the age-bound chains of hell;
The bars from heaven's high portals fell;
Let hymns of praise His triumph 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!'
 

English.png English text

[Text in Hymns Ancient and Modern:]
The strife is o'er, the battle done;
now is the Victor’s triumph won;
O let the song of praise be sung:
Alleluia.

Death’s mightiest powers have done their worst,
and Jesus hath his foes dispersed;
let shouts of praise and joy outburst:
Alleluia.

On the third morn he rose again
glorious in majesty to reign;
O let us swell the joyful strain:
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.
 

Latin.png Latin text

Finita iam sunt proelia,
Est parta iam victoria:
Gaudeamus et canamus,
Alleluia.

Post fata mortis barbara
Devicit Jesus tartara:
Applaudamus et psallamus,
Alleluia.

Surrexit die tertia
Caelesti clarus gratia
Insonemus et cantemus,
Alleluia.

Sunt clausa stygis ostia
Et caeli patent atria:
Gaudeamus et petamus,
Alleluia.

Per tua, Jesu, vulnera
Nos mala morte libera,
Ut vivamus et canamus,
Alleluia.