A Hymn for Meditation

Crown Him With Many Crowns

Crown him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon his throne;
Hark, how the heavenly anthem drowns
All music but its own.
Awake, my soul, and sing
Of him who died for thee.
And hail him as thy matchless king
Through all eternity.

Crown him the virgin’s Son,
The God incarnate born,
Whose arm those crimson trophies won
Which now his brow adorn;
Fruit of the mystic rose,
Yet of the rose the stem,
The root whence mercy ever flows,
The babe of Bethlehem.

  • Crown him the Lord of life,
    Who triumphed o’er the grave,
    And rose victorious in the strife
    For those he came to save.
    His glories now we sing,
    Who died and rose on high
    Who died, eternal life to bring,
    And lives that death may die.

          Matthew Bridges

  • We think of Christ as our Savior, our friend, our Shepherd, our rescuer. Do we truly recognize him as king? What is the difference between a friend and a king? Do you let Jesus order you around the way a king does?
  • What are the crimson trophies which adorn the brow of King Jesus? How does your understanding of those trophies change when you recognize that Jesus was God in the flesh and that he now sits at the right hand of his Father?
  • In feudal times, a person who failed to bow or failed to behave with respect and submission in the presence of a king was subject to severe punishment, even physical punishment or death. Jesus is a king who suffered death for all people, enduring the punishment that should have been given to people in order that they be set free from the sin-bondage that made them disobey and refuse to respect God. Why would he do that?
  • Some have said that the movie “The Passion of the Christ” is the first time they ever realized what Jesus endured for us. When was the first time you realized what Jesus lovingly and willingly suffered for you? How does that realization change your attitude toward King Jesus?