Crown Him with many crowns

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Damanie Beckles

New York, United States

such a beautiful hymn

Caroline Diller

Austin, TX, United States

Let Him be the king of my heart who reigns in my life!


Tacoma, WA, United States

This hymn is Incredible!


Atlanta, Georgia, United States

I agree with Mr. Bumgarner's comment! Amen!

Leigh Powell

How can a person crown the lamb upon the throne?

First of all the Lamb upon the throne is the Lord Jesus Christ, who is at the right hand of the Majesty on High in Heaven (Hebrews 1). The Holy Spurit is subject to the leading of God the Father and God the Son, and takes of the things of the Lord Jesus and reveals them to His disciples.

A person can only crown the Lord Jesus who sits on the throne of Heaven by being born again of God's Holy Spirit, and becomes a child of God into God's family through repentance and faith in the gospel ( found in the 4 gospels and Romans, all in the New Testament). Having repented and believed the gospel, a person is born again ( hence being a son of God (John 3 verse 3 and John 1 verse 12).

Abraham slew a ram in place of sacrifice his son Isaac, as God commanded. The Lord Jesus is God's sacrificial lamb for the sins of the world INCLUDING YOURS and MINE (I'm a born again Christian).

Only when we are spiritually able to crown the Lord Jesus Christ as King of our born again Christian lives will we be able to crown Him who sits up in the throne. In order to do anything pleasing for God, we must be born again.


Atlanta, GA, United States


Abel Montes

Phoenix, Arizona

Praise God for my salvation. And thank for this old hymn. Good job. 😊😊😊😊😊

Matthew Ahouangbenon

Abomey-Calavi, Atlantique, Benin

What a beautiful hymn! I like the chord progression at the piano.

David Bumgarner

Florida Panhandle, Florida, United States

We should stand up for these TRUE hymns of worship and disallow those 3 minute ditty's, 7-11 songs, 7 words repeated 11 times. We have lost the art of worship and it is up to us to stand up for Jesus.

L J Florio-Roberts

The Lord gave me a new stanza:

Crown Him the King of kings

The Almighty God

Who over all the nations rules

With an iron rod

All hail, the Lord of Lords

Who shall reign forever

Our praise shall never, never cease

Through all eternity.

We need to learn how to enter into the particular atmosphere of each Lord's table meeting and stay on one line. Once the meeting begins, we should sense the atmosphere and follow it. We should not have more than one beginning by trying to change the atmosphere or direction of a Lord's table meeting well after it has begun. There should be a smooth transition from one hymn to the next. We should not take this word in a legal way, but we need to exercise our spirit and our mind with its function of understanding to recognize, enter into, discern, and taste the flavor and atmosphere of a meeting. This requires learning.

We should not call hymns and offer praises in a table meeting according to our personal feeling but should follow the corporate flow and atmosphere. In a particular Lord's table meeting, someone may call Hymns, #86, which is not high but is deep and tender. This hymn praises the Lord for His human living. Many Christians do not know how to enter into the feeling of such a hymn because they do not know how to appreciate and praise the Lord for His human living. There will be a lack of continuation if soon after we sing this hymn in a Lord's table meeting, someone calls a hymn such as Hymns, #142, which begins, "Crown Him with many crowns." After a hymn has been called, we should spend some time to taste and digest the hymn. At least four or five prayers of praise are needed to digest most hymns. The dishes in a feast are not served in rapid sequence; instead, there is time between each dish for enjoyment. To call a hymn with a different feeling soon after another one has been sung is to not sense the atmosphere but only take care of one's personal feeling. Our hymn calling should build up a proper spirit of remembering the Lord in His presence. We all need to learn, but no one should be discouraged or take this fellowship as a legal regulation.