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Sabbath Psalm 28

Sabbath Psalm 28

(Adapted from the Latin hymn ‘The Strife is Over’, translated by Francis Pott)


The strife is over—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 dark days have 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 portals fell;

Let hymns of praise His triumphs tell:




Oh praise the love that reaches me!

The hands that bled to set me free!

The wounds of deepest empathy!