228. Ruler of Life, We Crown You Now

1 Ruler of life we crown you now
as we your glory see;
Lest I forget your thorn-crowned brow,
lead us to Calvary.

Lest we forget Gethsemane,
lest we forget your agony,
Lest we forget love's victory,
lead us to Calvary.

2 Show us the tomb where you were laid,
tenderly mourned and wept;
Angels in robes of light arrayed
guarded you while you slept. [Refrain]

3 Let us, like Mary, through the gloom,
come with a gift for you;
Show to us now the empty tomb
leading to life anew. [Refrain]

4 May we be willing, Christ, to bear
daily our cross for you,
Even your cup of grief to share;
your love will see us through. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Ruler of life, we crown you now
Title: Ruler of Life, We Crown You Now
Author: Jennie Evelyn Hussey (1921, alt.)
Refrain First Line: Lest we forget Gethsemane
Meter: C.M. with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Biblical Names; Cross of Believers; Holy Week (9 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: William J. Kirkpatrick (1921)
Meter: C.M. with refrain
Key: D Major

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