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 heaven affords
Is His, is His by right,
The King of kings, and Lord of lords,
And heaven’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 given;
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 wonder of His love.
|First Line:||The head that once was crowned with thorns|
|Title:||The Head That Once Was Crowned|
|Author:||Thomas Kelly (1820)|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: Kingship|
|Source:||Playford's Divine Companion, 1709|