Crown Him with many crowns

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Crown Him with many crowns,
  The Lamb upon His throne;
Hark! how the heav’nly 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 Tree,
  As of that Tree the Stem;
The Root whence flows Thy mercy free,
  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 burning eye
  At mysteries so bright.
4
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 glory now extend
  Their fragrance ever sweet.
5
Crown Him the Lord of years,
  The Potentate of time.
Creator of the rolling spheres,
  Ineffable sublime.
  All hail, Redeemer, hail!
  For Thou hast died for me;
Thy praise shall never, never fail
  Throughout eternity.
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Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Born in Essex, England, Matthew Bridges was educated in the Church of England but subsequently turned to Catholicism in 1848. His hymns are found in 2 of his works, "Hymns of the Heart" (1848 and enlarged in 1852) and "The Passion of Jesus" (1852). The later part of his life was spent in Quebec, Canada. - Songs of the Spirit by Martin

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Bridges also wrote the stanza "Crown Him the Lord of Life" provided by Betty on 10/12/2012 which usually appears as stanza 4.

Stanza 2 was written by Godfrey Thring in 1874 and also the stanza "Crown Him the Son of God" also given by Betty, which usually appears as stanza 3.

There are additional stanzas by unknown author(s) also provided by Betty.


Marilee Lampman

United States

Yes, love it!


Betty Jane Bonn

Dunlap, Illinois, United States

What a majestic and glorious anthem of praise to the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords! Here are some additional verses:

Crown Him the Son of God,

Before the worlds began,

And ye who tread where He hath trod,

Crown Him the Son of Man;

Who every grief hath known

That wrings the human breast,

And takes and bears them for His own,

That all in Him may rest.

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.

Crown Him the Lord of Lords,

Who over all doth reign,

Who once on earth, the incarnate Word,

For ransomed sinners slain,

Now lives in realms of light,

Where saints with angels sing

Their songs before Him day and night, their God, Redeemer, King.

Crown Him the Lord of Heav’n,

Enthroned in worlds above,

Crown Him the king to whom is giv’n

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.

Crown Him the Lord of Heav’n!

One with the Father known,

One with the Spirit through Him giv’n

From yonder glorious throne!

To Thee be endless praise,

For Thou for us hast died;

Be Thou, O Lord, thro’ endless days

Adored and magnified.

God bless you all!


Jeannine MacGregor

Mountain View, California, United States

While I am in the midst of a trial my heart has been singing this song. I just start humming it at odd times through out the day and even wake in the middle of night. "Awake my soul and sing of Him who died for thee. And hail Him as thy matchless King throughout eternity." My soul had been sleeping as I had been retreating like a wounded animal and hiding from my God and life in pain. But the pain became unbearable and caused me to awaken from my slumber and cry out to Jesus for His help. Jesus is helping me as I reach out and ask for help from wonderful, kind and caring Christians in my life. And now that I am "awake" I see how much Jesus loves me even unto death and I am eternally and extremely grateful to Him for His love and even the smallest blessings in my life. I have an attitude of gratitude and worship even though my circumstances have not changed for the better. You could even say they have become even more intense... Yet God is mighty and faithful and He will help me through my trials. May you too find God's blessings even in the midst of your storms of life.


Gbenga Odeyemi

Lagos, Nigeria

He is indeed the Lord of Lord. There is none like Him in all ramifications.