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

Fortunatus, Venantius Honorius Clementianus, was born at Ceneda, near Treviso, about 530. At an early age he was converted to Christianity at Aquileia. Whilst a student at Ravenna he became almost blind, and recovered his sight, as he believed miraculously, by anointing his eyes with some oil taken from a lamp that burned before the altar of St. Martin of Tours, in a church in that town. His recovery induced him to make a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Martin, at Tours, in 565, and that pilgrimage resulted in his spending the rest of his life in Gaul. At Poitiers he formed a romantic, though purely platonic, attachment for Queen Rhadegunda, the daughter of Bertharius, king of the Thuringians, and the wife, though separated from him, of Lot… 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
Copyright: Tr. © 1991 Stainer & Bell Ltd. Used by permission of Hope Publishing co.




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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