I love Mark D. Robert’s proposed new verse for “Crown Him with Many Crowns”! It is simply beautiful:
Crown Him the Lord of grace,
Messiah, chosen king,
Called as God’s servant to embrace
The way of suffering.
A thorny wreath of pain,
Pressed down upon his brow,
Foretells the time when he shall reign,
And every knee shall bow.
A perfect addition when singing this hymn during Holy Week and at other times when it is deemed worth remembering that the only crown Jesus ever actually wore was a crown of thorns.