AGH 182

Verse 1

The Head that once was crowned with thorns
Is crowned with glory now;
A royal diadem adorns
The mighty Victor's brow.
Verse 2 The highest place that heaven affords
Is His, is His by right,
The King of kings and Lord of lords,
And heaven's eternal Light;

Verse 3

The Joy of all who dwell above,
The Joy of all below
To whom He manifests His love
And grants His name to know.

Verse 4

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.

Verse 5

They suffer with their Lord below,
They reign with Him above,
Their profit and their joy to know
The mystery of His love.

Verse 6

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.