Bright with all his crowns of glory

Bright with all his crowns of glory

Author: Sir Edward Denny
Tune: CORONAE (Monk)
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1. Bright with all His crowns of glory,
See the royal Victor’s brow;
Once for sinners marred and gory,
See the Lamb exalted now:
While before Him
All His ransomed brethren bow.

2. Blessèd morning! long expected
Lo! they fill the peopled air,
Mourners once by man rejected,
They with Him, exalted there,
Sing His praises,
And His throne of glory share.

3. Judah! lo thy royal Lion
Reigns on earth, a conquering King:
Come, ye ransomed tribes of Zion,
Love’s abundant offerings bring;
There behold Him,
And His ceaseless praises sing.

4. King of kings! Let earth adore Him,
High on His exalted throne;
Fall, ye nations, fall before Him,
And His righteous scepter own;
All the glory
Be to Him, and Him alone!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #640

Author: Sir Edward Denny

Denny, Sir Edward, Bart . Sir Edward Denny, son of Sir E. Denny, 4th baronet, of Tralee Castle, County of Kerry, was born 2 Oct., 1796, and succeeded his father in August, 1831. He is a member of the Plymouth Brethren, and has contributed largely to their hymnody. His first publication, in which many of his hymns appeared, was A Selection of Hymns, Lond. Central Tract Depot, 1839. This was followed by Hymns & Poems , Lond., 1848 (third ed., 1870). He has also published several prose works. Many of his hymns are popular, and are in extensive use as:—" A pilgrim through this lonely world"; "Bride of the Lamb, rejoice, rejoice"; “Bright with all His crowns of glory"; “Light of the lonely pilgrim's heart”; "Sweet feast of love d… Go to person page >

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First Line: Bright with all his crowns of glory
Author: Sir Edward Denny
Copyright: Public Domain


Bright with all His crowns of glory. Sir E. Denny, Bart. [Christ in Glory.] Published in the Hymns for the Poor of the Flock , 1838, No. 143, and his Selection of Hymns, 1839, No. 333, and again in his Hymns and Poems, 1848, p. 53, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, and entitled "The King on His throne." It is a spirited hymn and worthy of more extended use than is accorded to it. In 1867 it was re-written in 3 stanzas for the People's Hymnal.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



William H. Monk (PHH 332) composed CORONAE in 1871. The following year it was published in J Ireland Tucker's Hymnal with Tunes Old and New as a setting for Thomas Kelly's text "Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious." That text had "Crown him!" in each stanza, thus the title for this tune. A bar fo…

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