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Composed for “Church Hymns with Tunes”, S.P.C.K., 1874.

1 Crown Him with many crowns,   2 Crown Him the Virgin’s Son,
    The Lamb upon His throne;       The God Incarnate born,
  Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns     Whose arm the crimson trophies won
    All music but its own:       Which now His brow adorn:
  Awake, my soul, and sing     Fruit of the mystic Rose,
    Of Him Who died for thee,       As of that Rose the Stem;
  And hail Him as thy matchless King     The Root whence mercy ever flows,
    Through all eternity.       The Babe of Bethlehem.
3 Crown Him the Lord of love;   4 Crown Him, the Lord of peace,
    Behold His hands, His side,       Whose power a sceptre sways
  Those wounds yet visible above     From pole to pole, that wars may cease,
    In beauty glorified:       And all be prayer and praise:
  No angel in the sky     His reign shall know no end,
    Can fully bear that sight,       And round his piercèd feet
  But downward bends his burning eye     Fair flowers of paradise extend
    At mysteries so bright.       Their fragrance ever sweet.

5 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. Amen

Matthew Bridges, 1851.

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