339. The Head That Once Was Crowned

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.

Text Information
First Line: The head that once was crowned with thorns
Title: The Head That Once Was Crowned
Paraphraser: Thomas Kelly, 1769-1855
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: Hebrews 2:9-10; Psalm 8:5; 2 Timothy 2:12; Revelation 19:16; John 19:2; Revelation 17:14; Mark 15:17; Hebrews 12:2; Matthew 27:29
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Jeremiah Clarke, ca. 1670-1707
Meter: C.M.
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Public Domain

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