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
Revelation 19:12

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 own;
    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 bright.

3.    Crown Him the Lord of peace; Whose power a scep-ter sways
    From pole to pole, that wars may cease, Ab-sorbed in prayer and praise:
    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 sweet.

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.

3a.    Crown 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 save;
    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 die.

4a.    Crown 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 throne;
    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.