The royal standard forward goesAuthor: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus
Tune: VEXILLA REGIS (Lewars)
Published in 4 hymnals
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 piercèd 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 Blessèd Trinity,
Let endless praises be to Thee,
Who through the triumph of Thy love,
Hast gained for us a crown above.
Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #91
|Instances (4)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #91||The royal standard forward goes||Fortunatus, d. 569; John Caspar Mattes||Harold Lewars||VEXILLA REGIS||D Major||English||1917|
|Sunday-School Book: with music: for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran congregations (Rev. and Enl.) #121||The royal standard forward goes||John Caspar Mattes; Venantius H. Fortunatus||1896|
|The Book of Worship #149||The Royal Standard forward goes||Fortunatus, d. 569||220.127.116.11||1907|
|The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d467||The royal standard forward goes||Venantius H. Fortunatus||1906|