Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.@John 2:19
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Giovanni P. da Palestrina (1525–1594)

Un­known au­thor, possibly 12th Cen­tu­ry (Finita jam sunt praelia). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Francis Pott, Hymns Fitted to the Order of Common Prayer, 1861.

Victory (Palestrina) Giovanni P. da Palestrina, Magnificat Tertii Toni, 1591. Ar­ranged by Will­iam H. Monk, 1861 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William H. Monk (1823–1889)

The strife is o’er, the battle done;
The victory of life is won;
The song of triumph has begun: Alleluia!

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Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The powers of death have done their worst;
But Christ their legions hath dispersed;
Let shouts of holy joy outburst: Alleluia!

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The three sad days are quickly sped;
He rises glorious from the dead;
All glory to our risen Head! Alleluia!

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He closed the yawning gates of hell;
The bars from heaven’s high portals fell;
Let hymns of praise His triumphs tell! Alleluia!

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

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