The Strife Is O’er -Gelobt Sei Gott

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 has dispersed
Let shouts of holy joy outburst

The three sad days have quickly sped
He rises glorious from the dead
All glory to our risen Head

He broke the bonds of death and hell
The bars from heaven’s high portals fell
Let hymns of praise His triumph tell

Lord by the stripes which wounded Thee
From death’s dread sting Thy servants free
That we may live and sing to Thee