The Strife Is O’er


This lovely Easter hymn is given a flowing accompaniment that moves the musical drama forward verse after verse. Chord symbols are provided so that guitar and bass can join in, creating a perfect opportunity to blend praise team, piano, and organ.



Arrangement: Greg Scheer, April 7, 2020
Words: Symphonia Sirenum, Cologne, 1695; tr. Francis Pott, 1861, P.D.
Music (VICTORY 8.8.8 with alleluias): Giovanni da Palestrina, 1591; adapt. William H. Monk, 1861, P.D.

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 has dispersed.
Let shouts 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!

5. Lord, by the stripes that wounded thee,
from death’s dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee. Alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!


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