Crown Him with Many Crowns
Words by Matthew Bridges and Godfrey Thring
Music by George J. Elvey
"His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns;
and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself."
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.
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 wonde'ring eye at mysteries so bright.
Crown Him the Lord of life, who triumphed ov'r the grave,
And rose victorious to 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.
Crown Himthe Lord of Heav'n!  One with the Father known,
One with the Spirit through Him giv'n from yonder glorious throne!
To Thee be endless praise, for Thou for us hast died;
Be Thou, O Lord, thro' endless day adored and magnified.
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