T. Kelly


THE Head that once was crowned with thorns,

Is crowned with glory now,

A royal diadem adorns

The mighty Victor’s brow.


The highest place that heaven affords

Is His by sovereign right

The King of kings, and Lord of lords,

He reigns in glory bright.


The joy of all who dwell above,

The joy of all below

To whom He manifests His love,

And grants His name to know.


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.


They suffer with their Lord below,

They reign with Him above,

Their profit and their joy to know

The mystery of His love.


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.


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