First Line:

He left His throne to wear a crown of shame

Songbook: andygleiser.com/hymns

Song Key: C

Language: English

Authors: Andy Gleiser and Reba Snyder

PowerPoint Slides (.ppt)


Includes Wide Format!

He left His throne to wear a crown of shame;
Forsaken Son when He our sin became.
In blackest night, He faced His death alone.
In brightest day, He rose and claimed His throne.

Consider Him who chose a lonely cross.
Consider Him and marvel at His loss.
Despising shame, Christ suffered in your place.
Consider Him, sufficient is His grace.

Though in the race of faith you seek relief,
Reset your gaze on Him who knows your grief.
Rejected by the ones He came to save,
Without complaint, His sacred life He gave. Refrain

All those who long to be like Jesus Christ
Must now partake in His self-sacrifice.
Take up your cross, endure the struggle now.
In time you'll learn the cross leads to the crown. Refrain

Additional Information

Andy and Reba have graciously consented to offer this song at no cost. Permission for this song can be obtained by emailing Andy Gleiser at [email protected]. A PDF is also available at www.andygleiser.com

Includes Wide Format PowerPoint file!

Updated Format! Beginning in November of 2016, we changed the way we formatted our PowerPoint files. The font is larger and the staff lines are bolder, making the songs easier to read from a greater distance, including smaller screens/monitors in the rear of the sanctuary.

All songs digitized previous to that date are in the "older" format.


  • Andy Gleiser/Reba Snyder