Sunday, August 16, 2020

Look, ye saints

1. Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious:
See “the man of sorrows” now;
From the fight returned victorious,
Ev’ry knee to him shall bow.
Crown him! Crown him!
Crowns become the Victor’s brow.

2. Crown the Saviour, angels, crown him;
Rich the trophies Jesus brings;
In the seat of pow’r enthrone him,
While the vault of heaven rings.
Crown him! Crown him!
Crown the Saviour “King of kings.”

3. Sinners in derision crowned him,
Mocking thus the Saviour’s claim;
Saints and angels crowd around him,
Own his title, praise his name.
Crown him! Crown him!
Spread abroad the Victor's fame!

4. Hark! those bursts of acclamation!
Hark! those loud triumphant chords!
Jesus takes the highest station;
O what joy the sight affords!
Crown him! Crown him!
“King of kings and Lord of lords.”

This hymn was written by Thomas Kelly and published in his Hymns on Various Passages of Scripture, Dublin, 3rd edition, 1809. Some of the tunes to which Kelly’s hymn is set include Bryn Calfaria by William Owen (1852), Coronae by William H. Monk (1871) Cwm Rhondda by John Hughes (1907), and Regent Square by Henry T. Smart (1867).

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