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The Strife Is Over

Knowing Christ, Craig Glickman, p. 89ff, 7 words of Christ Truth for the Good Life, R. Lightner, p. 45, "It is Finished,"

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 shouts of holy joy outburst. Alleluia!

The three sad days have 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 stripes which wounded Thee,From death's dread sting Thy servants free,That we may live and sing to Thee. Alleluia!