Crown him with many crowns
Crown him with many crowns. Matthew Bridges* (1800-94).
From Bridges’s Hymns of the Heart, second (enlarged) edition, 1851, and used as a congregational hymn in The People’s Hymnal (1867). It had six stanzas. A five-stanza text was printed in the Appendix (1868) to the first edition of A&M, together with the splendid tune DIADEMATA (‘Crowns’) written for it by (Sir) George Job Elvey*. In that version, Bridges’s verse 5a (the first four lines) was linked to his 6b:
Crown Him the Lord of years,
The Potentate of time,
Creator of the rolling spheres,
All hail, REDEEMER, hail!
For thou hast died for me;
Thy praise shall never, never fail...
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