The King of Love

Crown Jesus with the fairest crown

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Crown Jesus with the fairest crown]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Crown Jesus with the fairest crown
That e’er adorned a brow!
Let kings and captains of renown
Before him humbly bow;
We hail this King who reins above,
The King of love, the King of love.

Chorus:
O let his praise be magnified!
For us he lived, for us he died;
For us he intercedes above,
The King of love, the King of love.

2 Behold his hands and wounded side,
The nail-prints in his feet;
Those marks of suff’ring yet abide,
And tell of love complete.
His scars remain, and now, above,
They mark him as the King of love. [Chorus]

3 His kindly reign shall have no end,
And round his comely feet
Lie crowns of those whose voices blend
In praises full and sweet:
All saints and angels thus, above,
Proclaim him as the King of love. [Chorus]


Source: Sunday School Voices, No.2 #60

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Crown Jesus with the fairest crown
Title: The King of Love
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: O let his praise be magnified
Publication Date: 1910
Copyright: Public Domain

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