Crown of Thorns, Crown of Glory
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A setting of the hymn tune Morning Song, cleverly combined with music from Fauré's Pavane, Op.50.
Two-part (equal) voices IN CANON, and organ. Hymn-text by Thomas Kelly.
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;
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.