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!