Crown Him with Many Crowns Hymn Lyrics
1 Crown Him with many crowns
The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark! how the heav’nly 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.
2 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 Tree,
As of that Tree the Stem;
The Root whence flows Thy mercy free,
The Babe of Bethlehem.
3 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 burning eye
At mysteries so bright.
4 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 pierced feet
Fair flowers of glory now extend
Their fragrance ever sweet.
5 Crown Him the Lord of years,
The Potentate of time.
Creator of the rolling spheres,
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
For Thou hast died for me;
Thy praise shall never, never fail
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Crown Him with Many Crowns Story
This is a combination of two hymns by two distinguished Church of England clergymen.
The first version by Matthew Bridges came out in 1851 with six stanzas.
The other version came twenty-three years later and was composed by Godfrey Thring. This version had an additional six stanzas.
The hymn as it is known now is composed of verses one, two and four from Bridges and the third verse is from Godfrey Thring’s version.
This hymn was composed as an exaltation of our suffering and victorious savior Jesus Christ.