341. Crown Him with Many Crowns

1 Crown him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon his throne;
Hark how the heav'nly anthem drowns
All music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of him who died for thee,
And hail him as thy matchless King
Through all eternity.

2 Crown him the Lord of love --
Behold his hands and side,
Rich wounds, yet visible above,
In beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky
Can fully bear that sight,
But downward bends his wond'ring eye
At mysteries so bright.

3 Crown him the Lord of life,
Who triumphed o'er the grave
And rose victorious in the strife
For those he came to save.
His glories now we sing
Who died and rose on high,
Who died eternal life to bring
And lives that death may die.

4 Crown him the Lord of heav'n,
Enthroned in worlds above;
Crown him the King to whom is giv'n
The wondrous name of Love.
Crown him with many crowns
As thrones before him fall;
Crown him, ye kings, with many crowns
For he is King of all.

Text Information
First Line: Crown him with many crowns
Title: Crown Him with Many Crowns
Author (st. 1-2, 4): Matthew Bridges, 1800-94 (abr., alt.)
Author (st. 3): Godfrey Thring, 1823-1903
Meter: SM D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Redeemer
Tune Information
Composer: George J. Elvey, 1816-93
Composer (descant): Walter L. Pelz, b. 1926
Meter: SM D
Key: D Major
Copyright: Descant: Reprinted from Crown Him with Many Crowns by Walter Pelz, © 1963 Augsburg Publishing House. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.

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