1 The Head that once was crowned with thorns
Is crowned with glory now;
A royal diadem adorns
The mighty Victor's brow.
2 The highest place that heaven affords
Is His, is His by right,
The King of Kings, and Lord of Lords,
And heaven's eternal Light:
3 The Joy of all who dwell above,
The Joy of all below
To whom He manifests His love,
And grants His name to know.
4 To them the cross, with all its shame,
With all its grace, is given;
Their name an everlasting name,
Their joy the joy of heaven.
5 They suffer with their Lord below,
They reign with Him above;
Their profit and their joy to know
The wonder of His love.
|First Line:||The Head that once was crowned with thorns|
|Title:||The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns|
|Author:||Thomas Kelly (1820)|
|Scripture:||Mark 15:17-18; Revelation 19:12; Revelation 19:16|
|Topic:||All Saints' Day; Christ: Ascension; Christ: Grace(3 more...)|
|Composer:||Jeremiah Clark (1709)|
|Arranger:||Healey Willan (1930)|
|Copyright:||Music used by permission of British American Music Company, sole U. S. A. agents for Western Music Company, Ltd.|
|Notes:||Melody in the Tenor. This alternative version may be used for one or more stanzas, the congregation singing the melody.|