Author of the Lyrics
The author of the inspirational words of the "Crown Him With Many Crowns" lyrics, Matthew Bridges (July 14, 1800-October 6, 1894), was born in Maldon, Essex, England and achieved fame as a hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Crown Him With Many Crowns", George Job Elvey (March 27, 1816-December 9, 1893), was born in Canterbury, England and became famous as a Presbyterian composer and musician. and Church organist at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. Elvey was knighted in 1871 for his Festival March, played at the wedding of Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll who was a daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert..
Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Crown Him With Many Crowns
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Matthew Bridges (July 14, 1800 to October 6, 1894)
Nationality of Author: English
Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: George Job Elvey (March 27, 1816 to December 9, 1893)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "1. Crown him with many crowns, the Lamb upon his throne"
First Publication Date: 1889
Crown Him With Many Crowns Lyrics
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Crown him the Lord of peace,
whose power a scepter sways
from pole to pole, that wars may cease,
and all be prayer and praise.
His reign shall know no end,
and round his pierced feet
fair flowers of paradise extend
their fragrance ever sweet.
4. Crown him the Lord of love;
behold his hands and side,
those wounds, yet visible above,
in beauty glorified.
All hail, Redeemer, hail!
For thou hast died for me;
thy praise and glory shall not fail