A hymn is usually better sung if we come to Holy Communion having read the words out loud and ruminated on its thoughts before hand. Our processional hymn tomorrow, an old Latin hymn of unknown origin, was translated into English about two hundred years ago. It is #91 in our Hymnal.
Antiphon: Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! 1. The strife is o'er, the battle done; the victory of life is won; the song of triumph has begun: Alleluia! 2. The powers of death have done their worst, but Christ their legions hath dispersed; let shouts of holy joy outburst: Alleluia! 3. The three sad days are quickly sped; he rises glorious from the dead; all glory to our risen Head! Alleluia! 4. Lord, by the stripes which wounded thee, from death's dread sting thy servants free, that we may live, and sing to thee: Alleluia! (Antiphon)