268. The Head That Once Was Crowned

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!

Text Information
First Line: The head that once was crowned with thorns
Title: The Head That Once Was Crowned
Author: Thomas Kelly (1820)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: Hebrews 12:2; 2 Timothy 2:12; Hebrews 2:9-10; Psalm 8:5; Revelation 17:14
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. MAGNUS
Attributed to: Jeremiah Clarke (1707)
Composer (descant): Erik Routley (1985)
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major
Copyright: Desc. © 1985 Hope Publishing Company



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