199 - The Head That Once

Was Crowned

The head that once was crowned
with thorns
Is crowned with glory now;
A royal diadem adorns
The mighty victor’s brow.
The highest place that heaven affords
Is His, is His by right;
The King of kings and Lord of lords,
And heaven’s eternal light.
The joy of all who dwell above,
The joy of all below,
To whom He manifests His love,
And grants His Name to know.
To them the cross with all its shame,
With all its grace, is given;
Their name an everlasting name,
Their joy the joy of heaven.

Thomas Kelly (1769-1855)

Jeremiah Clark (1669-1707)
Arr. By Melvin West, 1984 (1930-   )