The Crown of Thorns

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1 Despised and rejected;
Acquainted with grief;
In sorrow He suffered
To bring man relief;
His pathway was sorrow,
His pillow was thorns,
And these make the crown that His forehead adorns,
And these make the crown that His forehead adorns.

2 O love all surpassing,
Amazing to see;
To bear uncomplaining
Theses sorrows for me;
His pathway was sorrow,
His pillow was thorns,
And these make the crown that His forehead adorns,
And these make the crown that His forehead adorns.

3 Like sheep we have wandered;
Each turned to his way;
The Lord on the Shepherd
The burdens must lay;
His pathway was sorrow,
His pillow was thorns,
And these make the crown that His forehead adorns,
And these make the crown that His forehead adorns.

4 O sad Man of Sorrow,
So little esteemed;
In anguish more trying
Than mortal has dreamed;
His pathway was sorrow,
His pillow was thorns,
And these make the crown that His forehead adorns,
And these make the crown that His forehead adorns.


Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Solos and Duets #90

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Despised and rejected
Title: The Crown of Thorns
Author: John R. Clements
Language: English
Refrain First Line: His pathway was sorrows
Publication Date: 1918
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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