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 mystery 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|
|Author:||Thomas Kelly (1820)|
|Scripture:||Hebrews 12:2; 2 Timothy 2:12; Hebrews 2:9-10; Psalm 8:5; Revelation 17:14|
|Attributed to:||Jeremiah Clarke (1707)|
|Composer (descant):||Erik Routley (1985)|
|Copyright:||Desc. © 1985 Hope Publishing Company|