The strife is o'er, the battle done (Joseph Barnby)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-12-06). Score information: A4, 1 page, 52 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes by Joseph Barnby, Novello
Description: No.174 from Hymn Tunes by Joseph Barnby.
Original text and translations
1 The strife is o'er. the battle done;
Now is the Victor's triumph won;
O let the song of praise be sung.
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 brake the age-bound chains of hell;
The bars from heaven's high portals fell.
Let hymns 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.