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NOW CHRIST UNFURLS, IN TRIUMPH HIGH, HIS GLORIOUS BANNER TO THE SKY (HYMN)

20 Nov
NOW CHRIST UNFURLS, IN TRIUMPH HIGH, HIS GLORIOUS BANNER TO THE SKY (HYMN)

Brethren: We give thanks to God the Father, who has made us worthy to share the lot of the saints in light. He has rescued us from the power of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of his beloved Son. (Colossians 1:12-13)

 

CHRIST THE KING 

 

Now Christ unfurls, in triumph high,

His glorious banner in the sky:

Ye suppliant nations, kneel and praise

The King of kings with joyful lays.

 

He hath not won his kingdom here

By devastation, force, or fear;

But on the Cross uplifted high

By love alone draws all men nigh.

 

Now trebly blessed is the land

Obedient unto Christ’s command,

Which urges laws that prove the worth

Of heavenly edicts here on earth!

 

No armed rebellion kindles there,

Peace strengthens union everywhere,

And concord smiles; upon all sides

The civil order safe abides.

 

There married faith is kept secure;

There ripening youth is ever pure;

And modest households flourish, fair

With sweet and homely virtues, there.

 

Pour down that longed for light of thine

Upon us all, dear King divine;

And let the conquered world adore

In shining peace forevermore.

 

All glory, Lord, to thee, whose sway

The world’s dominion doth obey;

All glory, as is ever meet,

To Father and to Paraclete. Amen.

– From: An Approved English Translation of the Breviarium Romanum, Burns & Oates, London, 1964

 
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