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Jesus Spreads His Banner Over Us

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1 Jesus spreads his banner o’er us,
Cheers our famished souls with food;
He the banquet spreads before us,
Of His mystic flesh and blood.

2 Precious banquet, bread of heaven,
Wine of gladness, flowing free;
May we taste it, kindly given,
In remembrance, Lord, of Thee!

3 In Thy trial and rejection,
In Thy suff’rings on the tree,
In Thy glorious resurrection;
May we, Lord, remember Thee!

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #530

Author: Roswell Park

Park, Roswell, D.D., of the Protestant Episcopal Church, was born at Lebanon, Connecticut, Oct. 1, 1807, and educated at Union College and West Point. Previous to receiving Holy Orders he was in the army, and also held the appointment of Professor of Chemistry in the University of Pennsylvania. He was ordained in 1843, was President of Racine College, Wisconsin (1852-59), Chancellor of the same College (1858-63); and Principal of a school in Chicago from 1863 to his death. He died at Chicago, July 16, 1869. He published Sketch of West Point, 1840; Pantology, 1841; Handbook for European Travel, 1853; and Poems, 1836. His best known hymn is for Holy Communion. It begins "Jesus spreads His banner o'er us," and was published in his Poems, 183… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus spreads his banner over us
Title: Jesus Spreads His Banner Over Us
Author: Roswell Park
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


AUTUMN (Barthélemon)

This tune is adapted from Barthélemon's piece Durandarte and Belerma: A Pathetic Scotch Ballad (1797). Some editors describe AUTUMN as "adapted from Psalm xlii in the Genevan Psalter, 1551", referring to the similarity between this tune and FREU DICH SEHR.

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The Cyber Hymnal #3435
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