190. The Head That Once Was Crowned

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 joy of all who dwell above,
the joy of all below,
to whom he manifests his love
and grants his name to know.

3 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.

4 They suffer here with Christ below,
they reign with him above,
their profit and their joy to know
the mystery of his love.

5 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
Author: Thomas Kelly (1820)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Topic: The Christian Year: Ascension; Christian Year: Ascension; Healing (26 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST MAGNUS
Composer (attributed to): Jeremiah Clarke (1707)
Harmonizer: William Henry Monk (1868)
Meter: 8 6 8 6
Key: G Major or modal



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