Crown Him with Many Crowns

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TEXT
Matthew Bridges, 1851
The text of this hymn is based on Revelation 19:12. “His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.” (NIV)

Bridges was a Catholic convert following the lead of John Henry Newman.

The full text of this hymn has 9 verses according to CyberHymnal.  For this recording the text was taken from The Lutheran Hymnal (1941) which has 5 verses.

TUNE
DIADEMATA, George J. Elvey, 1868

“Diademata” means crowns.

TIDBITS
Hymn history by hymnologist C. Michael Hawn at Discipleship Ministries

The Lutheran Hymnal #341

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