483. The head that once was crowned with thorns

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 mystery of his love.

6 The cross he bore is life and health,
though shame and death to him:
his people's hope, his people's wealth,
their everlasting theme.

Text Information
First Line: The head that once was crowned with thorns
Author: Thomas Kelly, 1769-1855
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Tune Information
Harmonizer: William Henry Monk, 1823-1889
Harmonizer: John Pyke Hullah, 19th cent.
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Source: Divine Companion, 1707 (melody)

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