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The head that once was crowned with thorns

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 by sovereign 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 demonstrates 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 mystery of his love.

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.

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