158 C. M.
King of kings and Lord of lords.
THE head that once was crown’d with thorns,
Is crown’d with glory now;
A royal diadem adorns
The mighty Victor’s brow.
2 The highest place that heaven affords,
Is to our Jesus given;
The King of kings, and Lord of lords,
He reigns o’er earth and ‘heaven—-
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 everlasting joy to know
The myst’ry of his love.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
A hymn for a Thursday in November
I'm having a lot of fun randomly reading through this 1870 Methodist hymnal. Here's one that jumped out at me today, under the heading of "His Priesthood and Intercession":