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 heav’n affords
Belongs to hHim 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 hHis love,
And grants his name to know.
4 To them the cross with all its shame,
With all its grace, is giv'en;
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 myst'ry 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.
|First Line:||The head that once was crowned with thorns|
|Title:||The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns|
|Author:||Thomas Kelly, 1769-1855|
|Scripture:||2 Timothy 2:12; Hebrews 2:9-10|
|Topic:||Easter Vigil; Easter; Easter Season(7 more...)|
|Composer:||Jeremiah Clarke, 1670-1707|
|Key:||G Major or modal|