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189. The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns

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 heav'n affords
is His, is His by right,
the King of kings and Lord of lords,
and heav'n'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 giv'n,
their name, an everlasting name,
their joy, the joy of heav'n.

5 They suffer with their Lord below,
they reign with Him above,
their profit and their joy to know
the myst'ry of His love.

6 The cross He bore is life and health,
though shame and death to Him:
His people's Hope, His people's Wealth,
their everlasting Theme!

Text Information
First Line: The head that once was crowned with thorns
Title: The Head That Once Was Crowned with Thorns
Author: Thomas Kelly (1820)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2017
Topic: Jesus Christ: Resurrection and Exaltation
Tune Information
Name: ST. MAGNUS
Composer: Jeremiah Clarke (1707)
Meter: CM
Key: G Major



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