Crown Him with Many Crowns
Matthew Bridges, 1851 (1800-1894) and Godfrey Thring, 1874 (1823-1903)
George J. Elvey, 1868 (1816-1893)
Descant by Donald D. Kettring, 1940
Descant copyright 1941, by Presbyterian Board of Christian Education
1. Crown Him with man-y crowns, The Lamb up-on His throne;
Hark! how the heaven-ly an-them drowns All mu-sic but its
A-wake my soul, and sing Of Him who died for thee,
And hail Him as thy match-less King Through all e-ter-ni-ty.
2. Crown Him the Lord of love: Be-hold His hands and side,
Rich wounds, yet vis-i-ble a-bove, In beau-ty glo-ri-fied:
No an-gel in the sky Can ful-ly bear that sight,
But down-ward bends his burn-ing eye At mys-ter-ies so
3. Crown Him the Lord of peace; Whose power a scep-ter
From pole to pole, that wars may cease, Ab-sorbed in prayer
His reign shall know no end; And round His pier-ced feet
Fair flowers of par-a-dise ex-tend Their fra-grance ev-er
4. Crown Him the Lord of years, The Po-ten-tate of time;
Cre-a-tor of the roll-ing spheres, In-ef-fa-bly sub-lime:
All hail, Re-deem-er, hail! For Thou hast died for me:
Thy praise shall nev-er, nev-er fail Through-out e-ter-ni-ty.
Him, the Lord of life! Who tri-umph'd o'er the grave;
And rose vic-to-rious in the strife For those He came to
His glo-ries now we sing, Who died and rose on high,
Who died e-ter-nal life to bring, And lives that death may
Him, the Lord of heav'n, One with the Fa-ther known,
One with the Spir-it thro' Him giv'n From yon-der glo-rious
To Thee be end-less praise, For Thou for us hast died;
Be Thou, O Lord, thro' end-less days A-dored and mag-ni-fied.
a Hallowed Hymns, New and
Old, Published by The Biglow & Main Co., Chicago and New York 1916.