The Royal Standard Forward Goes   3 comments

Crucifix I July 15, 2014

Above:  One of My Crucifixes, July 15, 2014

Image Source = Kenneth Randolph Taylor

Hymn Source = Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church (1917), United Lutheran Church in America (1918-1962) and its immediate predecessors

Original Latin Text by St. Venantius Honorius Clementius Fortunatus (Died 600/609)

English Translation (1913) by John Caspar Mattes (1876-1948)


1.  The royal standard forward goes,

The holy Cross with mystery glows,

Where death by life was put to shame,

And life from death triumphant came.

2.  Here from my Saviour ‘s pierced side

Flows forth the purifying tide,

That lets no sinful spot remain,

As blood and water cleanse each stain.

3.  Fulfilled is now the hope foretold,

That faithful prophets sang of old;

When God His wondering people see,

Ruling all nations from the Tree.

4.  Hail! only source of hope and life;

In this sad time of pain and strife,

To faithful souls Thy grace increase,

And to the guilty give Thy peace.

5.  And now, O Blessed Trinity,

Let endless praises be to Thee,

Who through the triumph of Thy love,

Hast gained for us a crown above.

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