56. Crown Him with Many Crowns

1 Crown him with many crowns,
the Lamb upon his throne;
hark! how the heav'nly anthem drowns
all music but its own;
awake, my soul, and sing
of him who died for thee,
and hail him as thy matchless King
through all eternity.

2 Crown him the Lord of life,
who triumphed o'er the grave,
and rose victorious in the strife
for those he came to save;
His glories now we sing
who died and reigns on high,
who died eternal life to bring,
and lives that death may die.

3 Crown him the Lord of love;
behold his hands and side,
rich wounds, yet visible above,
in beauty glorified;
no angels in the sky
can fully bear that sight,
but downward bends his burning eye
at mysteries so bright.

4 Crown him the Lord of years,
the potentate of time,
creator of the rolling spheres,
ineffably sublime.
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
for thou hast died for me;
thy praise shall never, never fail
throughout eternity.

Text Information
First Line: Crown him with many crowns
Title: Crown Him with Many Crowns
Author: Matthew Bridges (1851)
Author (st. 2): Godfrey Thring (1874)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: S.M.D.
Topic: The Going Forth: Recessional Hymns
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DIADEMATA
Composer: George J. Elvey (1868)
Meter: S.M.D.
Key: D Major



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