287. The Royal Banners Forward Go

1 The royal banners forward go,
the cross shines forth in mystic glow;
upon it life did death endure,
and yet by death did life procure.

2 Blest tree, most sacred and divine,
which dost in royal purple shine,
supporting an incarnate God,
and rendered holy by thy load!

3 Blest tree, whose happy branches bore
the wealth that did the world restore,
the balance which the price which weigh
that spoiled the spoiler of his prey!

4 Blest Trinity, life's source and spring,
may ev'ry soul thy praises sing!
Let those obtain a crown in heav'n
to whom the cross has conquest giv'n!

Text Information
First Line: The royal banners forward go
Title: The Royal Banners Forward Go
Author (first 2 lines): J. M. Neale
Translator: Anonymous
Author: Venantius Fortunatus
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: Psalm 96:10
Topic: Jesus Christ: Passion and Cross
Language: English
Tune Information
Key: A♭ Major

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