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Look, Ye Saints, the Sight Is Glorious

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1 Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious:
see the Man of Sorrows now;
from the fight returned victorious,
every knee to Him shall bow.
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Crowns become the Victor's brow.

2 Crown the Savior, angels, crown Him;
rich the trophies Jesus brings;
in the seat of pow'r enthrone Him,
while the vault of heaven rings.
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Crown the Savior King of kings.

3 Sinners in derision crowned Him,
mocking thus the Savior's claim;
saints and angels crowd around Him,
own His title, praise His name.
Crown Him! Crown Him!
Spread abroad the Victor's fame!

4 Hark, those bursts of acclamation!
Hark! those loud triumphant chords!
Jesus takes the highest station;
O what joy the sight affords!
Crown Him! Crown Him!
King of kings, and Lord of lords!

Source: Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #293

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Look, ye saints; the sight is glorious
Title: Look, Ye Saints, the Sight Is Glorious
Author: Thomas Kelly (1809)
Language: English
Notes: Spanish translation: See "Ved al Cristo, Rey de gloria"
Copyright: Public Domain



William H. Monk (PHH 332) composed CORONAE in 1871. The following year it was published in J Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes Old and New as a setting for Thomas Kelly's text "Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious." That text had "Crown him!" in each stanza, thus the title for this tune. A bar fo…

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LOOK, YE SAINTS (Stebbins)


Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #169

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #220


Christian Worship (1993) #216


Christian Worship #473

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #275

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #129

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #439


Common Praise #171

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Complete Mission Praise #426


Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #390

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #252

Hymnal #286

Hymns and Psalms #201a

Hymns and Psalms #201b

Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #179

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Hymns of Glory, Songs of Praise #439

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Hymns to the Living God #183


Lutheran Service Book #495

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #247

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Psalms and Hymns to the Living God #293

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Redemption Hymnal #187

Rejoice Hymns #34

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Rejoice in the Lord #599

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Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #165

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Sing Joyfully #284


Small Church Music #291

The Baptist Hymnal #183

The Christian Life Hymnal #204

The Christian Life Hymnal #205


The Cyber Hymnal #4120

The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #453


The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #125


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #147

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Trinity Psalter Hymnal #378

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