Jesus, crowned with all renown

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1 O Throned, O Crowned with all renown,
Since Thou the earth hast trod,
Thou reignest, and by Thee come down
Henceforth the gifts of God:
By Thee the suns of space, that burn
Unspent their watches hold;
The hosts that turn, and still return,
Are swayed, and poised, and rolled.

2 And as, when ebbed the flood, our sires
Kneeled on the mountain sod,
While o'er the new world's altar fires,
Shone out the bow of God:
And sweetly fell the peaceful spell,
Word that shall aye avail,
"Summer and winter shall not cease,
Seed-time nor harvest fail,"--

3 Thus in their change, let frost and heat,
And winds and dews be given;
All fostering power, all influence sweet
Breathe from the bounteous heaven:
Attemper fair with gentle air
The sunshine and the rain,
That kindly earth with timely birth
May yield her fruits again;

4 That we may feed Thy poor aright,
And, gathering round Thy throne,
Here, in the holy angels' sight,
Repay Thee of Thine own:
That we may praise Thee all our days,
And with the Father's Name,
And with the Holy Spirit's gifts,
The Saviour's love proclaim.

Amen.

The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895

Author (v. 4, lines 5-8): Benjamin Hall Kennedy

Kennedy, Benjamin Hall, D.D., son of the Rev. Raun Kennedy, sometime Incumbent of St. Paul's, Birmingham, and editor of A Church of England Psalm-Book, &c, 1821 (12th ed. 1848), was born at Summer Hill, near Birmingham, Nov. 6, 1804, and educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham; Shrewsbury School; and St. John's College, Cambridge. He graduated B.A. in 1827 (First Class Classical Tripos and First Chancellor's Medallist). He was Fellow of his College 1828-36; Head Master of Shrewsbury School, 1836-66; and Regius Professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge and Canon of Ely , 1867. Dr. Kennedy took Holy Orders in 1829, and was for some time Prebendaiy in Lichfield Cathedral and Rector of West Felton, Salop. He was elected Hon. Fellow… Go to person page >

Author: Edward White Benson

Benson, Edward White, D.D., Archbishop of Canterbury, son of Edward White Benson, of York, was born at Birmingham, 14th July, 1829, and educated at King Edward's School in that town, and Trinity Coll., Cambridge. At Birmingham his contemporaries under the head mastership of Dr. Prince Lee, subsequently first Bishop of Manchester, included Dr. Westcott, and Dr. Lightfoot, Bishop of Durham. At Cambridge he took the high position of Sen. Opt. and 1st cl. Classical Tripos, winning also the distinction of Senior Chancellor's Classical Medalist. He subsequently became a Fellow of his College. In 1852 he passed from Cambridge to Rugby as assistant master; in 1859 from Rugby to Wellington College, of which he was Head Master for fourteen years; in… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Throned, O Crowned with all renown
Title: Jesus, crowned with all renown
Author: Edward White Benson (1860)
Author (v. 4, lines 5-8): Benjamin Hall Kennedy
Meter: 8.6.8.6 D
Language: English

Notes

O throned, O crowned with all renown. Archbishop E. W. Benson. [Rogation Days.] Written during Dr. Benson's Headmastership of Wellington College, and first printed in the Hymn-Book for the Use of Wellington College, 1860, in 6 stanzas of 8 lines. In its original or in an abbreviated form it has passed into a large number of hymnals. An altered form of the text is, "O Jesu, crowned with all renown," in Kennedy, 1863, and one or two others, is by Dr. Kennedy. It has failed to supplant the original text as above, and as in Thring's Collection, 1882.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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KINGSFOLD

Thought by some scholars to date back to the Middle Ages, KINGSFOLD is a folk tune set to a variety of texts in England and Ireland. The tune was published in English Country Songs (1893), an anthology compiled by Lucy E. Broadwood and J. A. Fuller Maitland. After having heard the tune in Kingsfold,…

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