The Strife is O’er, the Battle Done   7 comments

Harrowing of Hell Mosaic

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1916 (1918), The Episcopal Church

Original words in Latin; English translation by Francis Pott (1832-1909), a priest of The Church of England

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Antiphon:

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 shout of holy joy outburst.

Alleluia!

3.  The three sad days are 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 heavens 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.

Antiphon:

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!

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