Mediaeval Hymns and Sequences/Finita jam sunt proelia

Mediæval Hymns and Sequences  (1867)  edited by John Mason Neale
Finita jam sunt prœlia by Anonymous, translated by John Mason Neale


Finita jam sunt prœlia.

Alleluia! Alleluia!
Finished is the battle now;
The Crown is on the Victor's brow!
Hence with sadness,
Sing with gladness
Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia!
After sharp death that Him befell,
Jesus Christ hath harrowed hell.
Earth is singing,
Heaven is ringing,
Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia!
On the third morning He arose,
Bright with victory o'er His foes.
Sing we lauding,
And applauding,
Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia!
He hath closed Hell's brazen door,
And Heaven is open evermore!
Hence with sadness!
Sing with gladness
Alleluia!

Alleluia! Alleluia!
Lord, by Thy Wounds we call on Thee
So from ill death to set us free,
That our living
Be thanksgiving!
Alleluia!