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 the 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: Christian Worship: Hymnal #531
|First Line:||The Head that once was crowned with thorns|
|Title:||The Head That Once Was Crowned With Thorns|
|Author:||Thomas Kelly (1820)|