Week 38 | September 16 – 22, 2018

The music of this week, Crown Him with Many Crowns by Matthew Bridges (Music by: George J. Elvey), is an opening hymn of praise or processional hymn and it is published in 686 hymnals. This hymn established the fact that Christ is to be crowned with many crowns because Christ is many things, and everything; Lord of all, Saviour of the world, Lord of life, Lord of love, Lord of years, Lord of heaven, the Lamb upon the throne, King of all the earth, Ruler, Servant, Lamb, Shepherd, and many more. Although, this hymn is mostly sung during Easter, yet, it can be used at any other period of the year to celebrate Christ, our reigning King.

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Crown him the Lord of love;
behold his hands and side,
rich wounds, yet visible above,
in beauty glorified;
no angels in the sky
can fully bear that sight,
but downward bends their burning eye
at mysteries so bright.

4. Crown him the Lord of years,
the potentate of time,
creator of the rolling spheres,
ineffably sublime.
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
for thou hast died for me;
thy praise shall never, never fail
throughout eternity.

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