Number: 149
Title: The Head That Once Was Crowned
Composer: Jeremiah Clark (1670-1707) Playford's Divine Companion, 1709
Author: Thomas Kelly, 1820
Scripture: Hebrews 2:9
Theme: Christ the King/Ascension

1.  The head that once was crowned with thorns
    Is crowned with glory now;
    A royal diadem adorns 
    The mighty victor's brow.
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:

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.

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.

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