He Wore a Crown of Thorns

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Source: The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #114
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Author: William M. Runyan

William M. Runyan (1870-1957) was an Christian composer from the United States who wrote the music to the well-known hymn "Great Is Thy Faithfulness." William Marion Runyan was born in Marion, New York in 1870 to a Methodist minister Rev. William White and his wife Hannah (Orcutt) Runyan. As a youth, Runyan served as a church organist and graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Kansas. Runyan attended Northwestern University for three years from 1895 to 1898 and was ordained as a Methodist minister at age twenty-one and then pastored various congregations in Kansas. Starting in 1915 Runyan began writing gospel songs with the encouragement of D.B. Towner of the Moody Bible Institute. In 1923 Runyan moved from Wichita to Chicago. From… Go to person page >

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First Line: 'Twas God's own Son who came to earth
Title: He Wore a Crown of Thorns
Author: William M. Runyan
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He wore a crown of thorns that I might wear a crown of glory
Copyright: © 1927. Renewal 1955. Hope Pub. Co.



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The New National Baptist Hymnal #74

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #114

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