1 Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done;
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.
2 The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions has dispersed.
Let shouts of holy joy outburst.
3 The three sad days are quickly sped;
he rises glorious from the dead.
All glory to our risen Head.
4 He closed the yawning gates 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.
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!