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.
|First Line:||The head that once was crowned with thorns|
|Title:||The Head That Once Was Crowned|
|Paraphraser:||Thomas Kelly, 1769-1855|
|Scripture:||Hebrews 2:9-10; Psalm 8:5; 2 Timothy 2:12; Revelation 19:16; John 19:2; Revelation 17:14; Mark 15:17; Hebrews 12:2; Matthew 27:29|
|Composer:||Jeremiah Clarke, ca. 1670-1707|
|Key:||F Major or modal|