335. The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns

1 The head that once was crowned with thorns
Iis crowned with glory now;
a royal diadem adorns
the mighty Victor’s brow.

2 The highest place that heav'n affords
is his, is his by right,
the King of kings and Lord of lords,
and heav'n’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 giv'n,
their name, an everlasting name,
their joy, the joy of heav'n.

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
Title: The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns
Author: Thomas Kelly (1825)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CM
Scripture: Acts 2; Philippians 2:11; Philippians 2:12; Philippians 3:21; Philippians 4; 2 Timothy 2; Mark 15:17-18; Matthew 27:28-29; John 19:2; Philippians 2:10-12; 2 Timothy 2:12; Hebrews 1:8; Revelation 21:23; Revelation 19:16
Topic: Hymns with Descants
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer (attr.): Jeremiah Clarke (1701)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major

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