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 heaven.
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.
|First Line:||The Head that once was crowned with thorns|
|Title:||The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns|
|Author:||Thomas Kelly, 1769-1855|
|Scripture:||Hebrews 2:10; 1 Peter 4:16; Philippians 2:9-11; Philippians 3:10-11|
|Composer:||Jeremiah Clarke, c. 1674-1707|
|Key:||G Major or modal|
|Source:||The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)|