Jesus, crowned with all renown

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1. O Jesus, crowned with all renown,
since thou the earth hast trod,
thou reignest and by thee come down
henceforth the gifts of God.
Thine is the health and thine the wealth
that in our halls abound,
and thine the beauty and the joy
with which the years are crowned.

2. Lord, in their change, let frost and heat,
and winds and dews be given;
all fostering power, all influence sweet,
breathe from the bounteous heaven.
Attemper fair with gentle air
the sunshine and the rain,
that kindly earth with timely birth
may yield her fruits again:

3. that we may feed the poor aright,
and, gathering round thy throne,
here, in the holy angel's sight,
repay thee of thine own:
That we may praise thee all our days,
and with the Father's Name,
and with the Holy Spirit's gifts,
the Savior's love proclaim.

Source: The Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #292

Author: Edward White Benson

Benson, Edward White, D.D., Archbishop of Canterbury, son of Edward White Benson, of York, was born at Birmingham, 14th July, 1829, and educated at King Edward's School in that town, and Trinity Coll., Cambridge. At Birmingham his contemporaries under the head mastership of Dr. Prince Lee, subsequently first Bishop of Manchester, included Dr. Westcott, and Dr. Lightfoot, Bishop of Durham. At Cambridge he took the high position of Sen. Opt. and 1st cl. Classical Tripos, winning also the distinction of Senior Chancellor's Classical Medalist. He subsequently became a Fellow of his College. In 1852 he passed from Cambridge to Rugby as assistant master; in 1859 from Rugby to Wellington College, of which he was Head Master for fourteen years; in… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Throned, O Crowned with all renown
Title: Jesus, crowned with all renown
Author: Edward White Benson (1860)
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


O throned, O crowned with all renown. Archbishop E. W. Benson. [Rogation Days.] Written during Dr. Benson's Headmastership of Wellington College, and first printed in the Hymn-Book for the Use of Wellington College, 1860, in 6 stanzas of 8 lines. In its original or in an abbreviated form it has passed into a large number of hymnals. An altered form of the text is, "O Jesu, crowned with all renown," in Kennedy, 1863, and one or two others, is by Dr. Kennedy. It has failed to supplant the original text as above, and as in Thring's Collection, 1882.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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