As Royal Banners Are Unfurled

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Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #176
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Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortuantus

Venantius Honorius Clematianus Fortunatus (b. Cenada, near Treviso, Italy, c. 530; d. Poitiers, France, 609) was educated at Ravenna and Milan and was converted to the Christian faith at an early age. Legend has it that while a student at Ravenna he contracted a disease of the eye and became nearly blind. But he was miraculously healed after anointing his eyes with oil from a lamp burning before the altar of St. Martin of Tours. In gratitude Fortunatus made a pilgrimage to that saint's shrine in Tours and spent the rest of his life in Gaul (France), at first traveling and composing love songs. He developed a platonic affection for Queen Rhadegonda, joined her Abbey of St. Croix in Poitiers, and became its bishop in 599. His Hymns far all th… Go to person page >

Translator: Alan Gaunt

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First Line: As royal banners are unfurled
Title: As Royal Banners Are Unfurled
Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortuantus
Translator: Alan Gaunt
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Copyright: Tr. © 1991 Stainer & Bell Ltd. Used by permission of Hope Publishing co.

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VEXILLA REGIS PRODEUNT (34665)


GONFALON ROYAL

Percy C. Buck (b. West Ham, Essex, England, 1871; d. Hindhead, Haslemere, Surrey, England, 1947), director of music at the well-known British boys' academy Harrow School, wrote GONFALON ROYAL for “The royal banners forward go” (gonfalon is an ancient Anglo-Norman word meaning banner). Buck publi…

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