- (Posted 2016-11-18) CPDL #41915:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2016-11-18). Score information: A4, 1 page, 40 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format. Revised files uploaded 01/02/19.
Title: The strife is o'er
Composer: William Henry Monk
Lyricist: Francis Pott
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 888 with alleluias
Description: Adapted from Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. The words are a translation of Finita iam sunt proelia.
Original text and translations
1 The strife is o'er, the battle done;
Now is the Victor's triumph won;
Now let the song of praise be sung,
2 The powers of death have done their worst,
But Christ their legions hath dispersed;
Let shouts of holy joy outburst,
3 The three sad days have quickly sped;
He rises glorious from the dead;
All glory to our risen Head!
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,