"Crown Him with Many Crowns"
                         by Matthew Bridges, 1800-1894
                                  Text From:
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.244

	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 Virgin's Son,
	The God incarnate born,
	Whose arm those crimson trophies won
	Which now His brow adorn;
	Fruit of the mystic rose,
	As of that rose the stem;
	The root whence mercy ever flows,
	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 wondering eye
	At mysteries so bright!
	4. 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.
	5. Crown Him the Lord of Heaven,
	Enthroned in worlds above,
	Crown Him the King to whom is given 
	The wondrous name of Love.
	Crown Him with many crowns
	As thrones before Him fall;
	Crown Him, ye kings, with many crowns 
	For He is King of all.

Notes: Hymn #341 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Rev. 19:12 Author: Matthew Bridges, 1851, cento, alt. Composer: George J. Elvey, 1868 Tune: "Diademata"
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