Look, ye saints! the sight is glorious


Look, ye saints! the sight is glorious:
see the Man of Sorrows now;
from the fight returned victorious,
every knee to him shall bow;
crown him, crown him,
crown him, crown him,
crowns become the Victor's brow.

Crown the Savior! angels, crown him;
rich the trophies Jesus brings;
in the seat of power enthrone him,
while the vault of heaven rings;
crown him, crown him,
crown him, crown him,
crown the Savior King of kings.

Sinners in derision scorned him,
mocking thus the Savior's claim;
saints and angels crowd around him,
own his title, praise his name;
crown him, crown him,
crown him, crown him,
spread abroad the Victor's fame.

Hark, those bursts of acclamation!
hark, those loud triumphant chords!
Jesus takes the highest station;
O what joy the sight affords!
crown him, crown him,
crown him, crown him,
King of kings and Lord of lords!


Words: Thomas Kelly (1769-1855), 1809

MIDI: Unser Herrscher (Joachim Neander, 1850-1880)

Meter: 87 87 87

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 115 St. Peter's Westminster  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 115 Diadem  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 115 Coronae  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 115 Coronae  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 208 Messiah, Unser Herrscher  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924      
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 130 Coronae  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 130 Coronae  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 130 Coronae  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 130 Corfe Mullen, Coronae, The Victor's Crown  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 130 Coronae  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 130 Kensington New  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904      
The English Hymnal, 1906      
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 546 Look, ye saints, Messiah  
The Hymnal 1916 185 Coronae, The Victor's Crown  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 072 St. Thomas (Wade), Triumph  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 398 Unser Herrscher  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
130 Coronae  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 389 Triumph  
The Hymnal 1940 105 Coronae  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950      
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 378 Unser Herrscher  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 206 Regent Square  
The Hymn Book 1971      
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977      
The Hymnal 1982      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983      
The New English Hymnal, 1985      
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 179 Regent Square Text modernized
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996      
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998      
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999      
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 426 Triumph  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 171 St. Audrey  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 275 Triumph, Unser Herrscher  

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