228. Crown him with many crowns

1 Crown him with many crowns,
the Lamb upon his throne;
hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns
all music but its own:
awake, my soul, and sing
of him who died for me,
and hail him as your chosen king
through all eternity.

2 Crown him the Son of God
before the worlds began:
and we who tread where he has trod
crown him the Son of Man,
who every grief has known
that wrings the human breast,
and takes and bears them for his own,
that all in him may rest.

3 Crown him the Lord of love;
behold his hands and side,
those wounds yet visible above
in beauty glorified;
no angel there on high
can fully bear that sight,
but downwards bends a burning eye
at mysteries so bright.

4 Crown him the Lord of life,
who triumphed o'er the grave,
and rose victorious in the strife
for those he came to save:
his glories now we sing
who died, and rose on high;
who died eternal life to bring,
and lives that death may die.

5 Crown him the Lord of peace,
whose power a sceptre sways
from pole to pole, that wars may cease
absorbed in prayer and praise:
his reign shall know no end,
and round his pierced feet
fair flowers of paradise extend
their fragrance ever sweet.

6 Crown him the Lord of years,
the Potentate of time,
Creator of the rolling spheres,
majestic and sublime:
all hail, Redeemer, hail!
for you have died for me;
your praise shall never, never fail
throughout eternity.

Text Information
First Line: Crown him with many crowns
Author: Matthew Bridges, 1800-94 (alt.)
Author: Godfrey Thring, 1823-1903 (alt.)
Meter: 66.86 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Adoration and Praise; Ascensión; Christ tne King Sunday (7 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: George Job Elvey, 1816-93
Meter: 66.86 D
Key: D Major

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