211A. 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 wonder of His love.


Text Information
First Line: The Head that once was crowned with thorns
Title: The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns
Author: Thomas Kelly (1820)
Publication Date: 1955
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: Mark 15:17-18; Revelation 19:12; Revelation 19:16
Topic: All Saints' Day; Christ: Ascension; Christ: Grace (3 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: Jeremiah Clark (1709)
Arranger: Healey Willan (1930)
Meter: C. M.
Key: G Major
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.

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