Look, ye saints; the sight is glorious

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1 Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious;
See the Man of Sorrows now!
From the fight returned victorious,
Ev'ry knee to him shall bow.
Crown him! Crown him! Crown Him!
Crown him! Crown him! Crown Him!
Crowns become the victor's brow,
Crowns become the victor's brow.

2 Crown the Saviour! Angels, crown Him;
Rich the trophies Jesus brings;
On the seat of pow'r enthrone Him
While the vault of heaven rings.
Crown him! Crown him! Crown Him!
Crown him! Crown him! Crown Him!
Crown the Saviour King of kings,
Crown the Saviour King of kings.

3 Sinners in derision crowned Him
Mocking thus the Saviour's claim;
Saints and angels crowd around Him,
Own His title, praise His Name:
Crown him! Crown him! Crown Him!
Crown him! Crown him! Crown Him!
Spread abroad the victor's fame,
Spread abroad the victor's fame.

4 Hark, those bursts of acclamation!
Hark, those loud triumphant chords!
Jesus takes the highest station;
Oh, what joy the sight affords!
Crown him! Crown him! Crown Him!
Crown him! Crown him! Crown Him!
King of kings, and Lord of lords!
King of kings, and Lord of lords!



Source: Lutheran Service Book #495

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

Notes

Look, ye saints, the day is breaking. An altered form of "Yes, we trust the day is breaking" (p. 615, ii., 58).

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Tune

CORONAE (Monk)

William H. Monk (PHH 332) composed CORONAE in 1871. The following year it was published in J Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes Old and New as a setting for Thomas Kelly's text "Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious." That text had "Crown him!" in each stanza, thus the title for this tune. A bar fo…

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REGENT SQUARE (Smart)

Henry T. Smart (PHH 233) composed REGENT SQUARE for the Horatius Bonar (PHH 260) doxology "Glory be to God the Father." The tune was first published in the English Presbyterian Church's Psalms and Hymns for Divine Worship (1867), of which Smart was music editor. Because the text editor of that hymna…

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