1 The head that once was crowned with thorns
is crowned with glory now;
a royal diadem adorns
the mighty victor's brow.
2 The highest place that heav'n affords
belongs to Him by right,
the King of kings and Lord of lords,
and heav'n'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 giv'n;
their name, an everlasting name,
their joy, the joy of heav'n.
5 They suffer with their Lord below,
they reign with Him above,
their profit and their joy to know
the myst'ry 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.