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

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

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: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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