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His Exaltation

C.M.

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 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.