1 The head that once was crowned with thorns
is crowned with glory now;
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;
3 the joy of all who dwell above;
the joy of all below,
to whom he manifests 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.