190. Crown Him with many crowns

1 Crown Him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark! how the heavenly 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 burning eye
At mysteries so bright.

3 Crown Him the Lord of peace;
Whose power a scepter sways
From pole to pole, that wars may cease,
Absorbed in prayer and praise:
His reign shall know no end;
And round His pierced feet
Fair flowers of Paradise extend
Their fragrance ever sweet.

4 Crown Him the Lord of years,
The Potentate of time;
Creator of the rolling spheres,
Ineffably sublime:
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
For Thou hast died for me:
Thy praise shall never, never fail
Throughout eternity.


Text Information
First Line: Crown Him with many crowns
Author: Rev. Matthew Bridges (1851)
Meter: S. M. D.
Publication Date: 1950
Topic: Jesus Christ the Lord: Praise to Christ the Lord; Christ: Ascension; Christ: Exaltation of (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: George J. Elvey (1868)
Meter: S. M. D.
Key: E Major

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