149. The Head That Once Was Crowned

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 heaven affords
Is His, is His by right,
The King of kings, and Lord of lords,
And heaven’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 given;
Their name an everlasting name,
Their joy the joy of heaven.

5 They suffer with their Lord below;
They reign with Him above;
Their profit and their joy to know
The wonder of His love.

Text Information
First Line: The head that once was crowned with thorns
Title: The Head That Once Was Crowned
Author: Thomas Kelly (1820)
Meter: CM
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: Jesus Christ: Kingship
Tune Information
Composer: Jeremiah Clark
Meter: CM
Key: G Major
Source: Playford's Divine Companion, 1709

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