The strife is o'er (Charles H. Giffen)

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  • CPDL #18992:     
Editor: Charles H. Giffen (submitted 2009-03-04).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 100 kB   Copyright: CPDL May be freely copied, distributed, performed, or recorded. Please inform the composer of any performances of this work.
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Title: The strife is o'er
Composer: Charles H. Giffen
Lyricist: Francis Pott

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard or a cappella

Published: 2009

Description: Hymn for Easter. Tune: Arisen with antiphon and harmonization by the composer.

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Original text and translations

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Alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.
Alleluia!

The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.
Alleluia!

The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!
Alleluia!

He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!
Alleluia!

Lord! by the strips which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.
Alleluia, alleluia!