Crown him with many crowns


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 virgin's Son,
the God incarnate born,
whose arm those crimson trophies won
which now His brow adorn;
fruit of the mystic rose,
as of that rose the stem;
the root whence mercy ever flows,
the Babe of Bethlehem.

Crown him the Son of God,
before the worlds began,
and ye who tread where he hath trod,
crown him the Son of Man;
who every grief hath known
that wrings the human breast,
and takes and bears them for His own,
that all in him may rest.

Crown him the Lord of life,
who triumphed over the grave,
and rose victorious in 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 him the Lord of peace,
whose power a scepter sways
from pole to pole, that wars may cease,
and all be prayer and praise.
his reign shall know no end,
and round his piercèd feet
fair flowers of paradise extend
their fragrance ever sweet.

Crown him the Lord of love,
behold his hands and side,
those wounds, yet visible above,
in beauty glorified.
No angel in the sky
can fully bear that sight,
but downward bends his burning eye
at mysteries so bright.

Crown him the Lord of Heaven,
enthroned in worlds above,
crown him the King to whom is given
the wondrous name of Love.
Crown him with many crowns,
as thrones before him fall;
Crown him, ye kings, with many crowns,
for he is King of all.

Crown him the Lord of lords,
who over all doth reign,
who once on earth, the incarnate Word,
for ransomed sinners slain,
now lives in realms of light,
where saints with angels sing
their songs before him day and night,
their God, Redeemer, King.

Crown him the Lord of years,
the Potentate of time,
Creator of the rolling spheres,
ineffably sublime.
all hail, Redeemer, hail!
For thou has died for me;
thy praise and glory shall not fail
throughout eternity.


Words, verses 1, 4-9: Matthew Bridges (1800-1894), 1852;
verses 2-3: Godfrey Thring (1823-1903), 1874

MIDI: Diademata (George Job Elvey, 1816-1893)

Meter: SMD

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 318 Diademata  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 219 Moravia  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 116 Diademata  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 116 Diademata  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 116 Diademata  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 116 Diademata  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 354 Coronae  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 549 Diademata  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 304 Diademata  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 252    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 475 Diademata  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 235 Diademata  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 374 Diademata  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 374 Diademata  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 374 Diademata, Tibberton  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 374 Alfred, Diademata  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 374 Diademata  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 374 Diademata, Lee  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 389, 390 Diademata, Coronae  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 349 Diademata  
The English Hymnal, 1906 381 Corona, Milites, Oliva speciosa  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 443 Diademata  
The Hymnal 1916 190 Diademata  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 351 Coronae, Diademata  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 396 Diademata  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
368 Diademata  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 198 Diademata  
Songs of Praise, 1925   Diademata, Dinbych  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931   Diademata  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 367 Diademata  
The Hymnal 1940 352 Diademata  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 224 Corona, Diademata  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 364 Corona, Diademata  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 209 Diademata  
The Hymn Book 1971 480 Diademata  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 163 Diademata  
The Hymnal 1982 494 Diademata  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 147 Diademata  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 352 Diademata  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 174 Diademata  
Church Family Worship, 1988 198 Diademata  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 103 Corona, Diademata  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 378 Diademata  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 228 Diademata  
Sing Glory, 1999 321 Diademata  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 109 Diademata  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 166 Diademata  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 137 Corona, Diademata  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 263 Diademata  

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