The strife is o'er (Bruce Steane)

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  • (Posted 2021-06-08)  CPDL #64698:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2021-06-08).   Score information: A4, 10 pages, 253 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2020-12-02)  CPDL #61748:         
Editor: Ian Haslam (submitted 2020-12-02).   Score information: A4, 11 pages, 156 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Updated June 2021 to correct errors in score

General Information

Title: The strife is o'er
Composer: Bruce Steane
Source of text: Luke 24:5-7; hymn 135 A&M

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB + Solo B

Genre: SacredAnthem For Easter

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1897
Description: Originally published by Novello and Co Musical Times No. 649

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Original text and translations

English.png English text

Luke 24:5-7
Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!
Remember how He spake unto you when He was yet in Galilee, Saying,
The Son of man must be delivered in to the hands of sinful men,
and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

He is risen, Alleluia, Alleluia, Christ is risen from the dead.

Hymn 135 A.& M.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done;
Now is the Victor's triumph won,
O let the song of praise be sung,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Death's mightiest powers have done their worst,
And Jesus hath His foes dispers'd;
Let shouts of praise and joy outburst,

Amen.