"The Head That Once was Crowned with Thorns"
                         by Thomas Kelly, 1769-1854
                                  Text From:
                (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.164

        1. The Head that once was crowned with thorns
        Is crowned with glory now;
        A royal diadem adorns
        The mighty Victor's brow.

        2. 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;

        3. The Joy of all who dwell above,
        The Joy of all below
        To whom He manifests His love
        And grants His name to know.

        4. 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.

        5. They suffer with their Lord below,
        They reign with Him above,
        Their profit and their joy to know
        The mystery of His love.

        6. The cross He bore is life and health,
        Though shame and death to Him:
        His people's hope, His people's wealth,
        Their everlasting theme.

Notes: Hymn #219 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Heb. 2:10 Author: Thomas Kelly, 1820 Composer: Jeremiah Clarke, 1709 Tune: "St. Magnus"
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