1 Crowns of glory ever bright,
Rest upon the Conqueror's head;
Crowns of glory are his right,--
His who liveth and was dead.
2 He subdued the powers of hell;
In the fight he stood alone:
All his foes before him fell,
By his single arm o'erthrown.
3 His the battle, his the toil;
His the honors of the day;
His the glory and the spoil:
Jesus bears them all away.
4 Now proclaim his deeds afar;
Fill the world with his renown;
His alone the victor's car;
His the everlasting crown!
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #248
Crowns of glory ever bright. T. Kelly. [Jesus Crowned.] First published in the 2nd edition of his Hymns on Various Passages, &c, 1806, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, but in all subsequent editions, after 1806, with alterations and an additional stanza. In modern hymnals it is given in Kennedy, 1863, No. 705, and in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, in the authorized form; but in the People's Hymnal, 1867, No. 479, it is abbreviated and altered. It is also in use in America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)