The Banners of the King ~ Gregorian
NOT the PoP group ‘Gregorian’ but actual Benedictine Monks of Randol Abbey Chanting. http://www.randol.org/
The banners of the king advance.
Here shines the mystery of the cross, where Life has suffered death, and his death made life.
On the side, pierced by iron cruel spear, flow, to clear our crimes, blood and water.
So fulfilled the oracle of David saying the nations in his verses inspired: God reigns by The wood.
Tree precious and shining glory, dressed in the purple of the King, was called you in your noble trunk to reach members if saints.
Happy Cross! At your arm is suspended The ransom of the world! You’re the scales where Corps was weighed , which has abducted from hell its prey.
This part is sung while kneeling:
Hail, O Cross, our only hope!
O Trinity, principle of our salvation, that all Spirit glorifies You. You give us the victory by the Cross, add our reward.