The strife is o'er (Charles H. Giffen)
- 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.
- Edition notes:
First published: 2009
Description: Hymn for Easter. Tune: Arisen with antiphon and harmonization by the composer.
Original text and translations
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!
Lord! by the strips which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.