Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday - Hymn "Crown Him With Many Crowns"

Today is Good Friday - Please read the following: 
The Crucifixion 
and then listen to this beautiful hymn below.

Today's feature song is "Crown Him With Many Crowns" by hymnists Matthew Bridges (1800-1894) and Godfrey Thring (1822-1903) and composed by George J. Elvey (1816-1893).  This hymn is based on:

Revelation 19:12 "His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns."
The original 6 stanzas of this hymn were written by Matthew Bridges in 1851 who became a Roman Catholic at the age of 48.  Then, 30 years later Godfrey Thring added 6 more stanzas to this hymn.  In the verses below, only the second verse was written by Thring but the other three verses were written by Bridges. 

Below the typed verses is a YouTube video of this beautiful hymn - ENJOY!

Turn with me to number 165 in your hymnals and let's sing:

Crown Him With Many Crowns
by Matthew Bridges (1800-1894) and Godfrey Thring (1822-1903)
composed by George J. Elvey (1816-1893)
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 peace, Whose power a scepter sways From pole to pole, that wars may cease, And all be prayer and praise:  His reign shall know no end, And round His pierced feet Fair flowers of paradise extend Their fragrance ever sweet.

4.  Crown Him the Lord of love; Behold His hands and side, Those wounds, yet visible above, In beauty glorified:  All hail, Redeemer, hail!  For Thou hast died for me:  Thy praise and glory shall not fail Throughout eternity.

A special thanks to Alexander Czarnecki for posting this on YouTube 

by Angie Ouellette-Tower for photo Day_zpsb50f87c9.jpg


  1. This hymn really makes you reflect and see how much He had sacrifice for us and how great His love is for us sinners.

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  5. I love histories like this, very lovely!

  6. I love this it brought me to tears


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