Crown Him with Many Crowns to the tune of Diademata (composed by Geroge Elvey) is beautifully performed here by the congregation attending The Mandate conference in 2001. Led by Robin Mark, this version has all five verses as published in the Songs of Fellowship book.
I am going to be concentrating on hymns for the next few weeks. I can’t help being drawn in by the beauty of the lyrics and ageless melodies. They take you to a different place of worship and still are the ultimate songs for congregational singing. They also greatly increase your vocabulary! Look out for the words “ineffably sublime” in verse 5. If you have a favourite line from this hymn or a favourite hymn that you would like to see featured, please tell me by leaving a comment below.
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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 Lord of life,
Who triumphed o’er 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 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 peace,
Whose power a sceptre 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 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
Written by: Matthew Bridges & Godfrey Thring
Tune: Diademata. Composed by George Job Elvey
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