1 The head that once was crowned with thorns
is crowned with glory now;
a royal diadem adorns
the mighty Victor's brow.
2 The highest place that heav'n affords
is His, is His by right,
the King of kings and Lord of lords,
and heav'n's eternal Light.
3 The joy of all who dwell above,
the joy of all below,
to whom He manifests His love,
and grants His name to know.
4 To them the cross with all its shame,
with all its grace, is giv'n,
their name, an everlasting name,
their joy, the joy of heav'n.
5 They suffer with their Lord below,
they reign with Him above,
their profit and their joy to know
the myst'ry of His love.
6 The cross He bore is life and health,
though shame and death to Him:
His people's Hope, His people's Wealth,
their everlasting Theme!
Source: Hymns to the Living God #189
|First Line:||The Head that once was crowned with thorns|
|Title:||The Head That Once Was Crowned With Thorns|
|Author:||Thomas Kelly (1820)|