The Crown of Thorns

They mockingly platted a crown of thorns

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [They mockingly platted a crown of thorns]
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1 They mockingly platted a crown of thorns,
To press on His kingly head;
The curse which the sinner by right had borne,
The sinless One bore instead.

He bore it for you,
He bore it for me,
The curse has been all removed;
He bore it for you,
He bore it for me,
The curse has been all removed.

2 No longer the thorns are upon His brow;
The Father His work approved,
And glory and honor adorn Him now,
The curse has been all removed. [Refrain]

3 The thorns which He took were by us deserved,
He carried them in our stead;
A glorious crown is for us reserved,
The curse has forever fled. [Refrain]

4 They gathered the thorns from a sin-cursed land,
Where briars and weeds abound;
His feet on a thorn-freed earth will stand,
When He is with glory crowned. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #158

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

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First Line: They mockingly platted a crown of thorns
Title: The Crown of Thorns
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: He bore it for you
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: Public Domain


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