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“Look, Ye Saints!  The Sight Is Glorious”

Look, ye saints! the sight is glorious:
See the Man of Sorrows now;
From the fight returned victorious,
Every knee to Him shall bow;
Crown Him, crown Him,
Crown Him, crown Him,
Crowns become the Victor’s brow,
Crowns become the Victor’s brow.

Crown the Savior! angels, crown Him;
Rich the trophies Jesus brings;
In the seat of power enthrone Him,
While the vault of heaven rings;
Crown Him, crown Him,
Crown Him, crown Him,
Crown the Savior King of kings,
Crown the Savior King of kings.

 

Sinners in derision scorned Him,
Mocking thus the Savior’s claim;
Saints and angels crowd around Him,
Own His title, praise His name;
Crown Him, crown Him,
Crown Him, crown Him,
Spread abroad the Victor’s fame,
Spread abroad the Victor’s fame.

Hark, those bursts of acclamation!
Hark, those loud triumphant chords!
Jesus takes the highest station;
O what joy the sight affords!
Crown Him, crown Him,
Crown Him, crown Him,
King of kings and Lord of lords!
King of kings and Lord of lords!

 

Thomas Kelly was born this date 7/13/1769 at Dublin (County Queens) Ireland. 

He was the son of an Irish judge, was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, looking to follow in his father’s profession.  He changed his mind, was ordained an Episcopal clergyman (1792).  His fervent, evangelical preaching brought him into disfavor with his archbishop, who prohibited him from further preaching.  Thus Kelly became a dissenter.  He is credited with 765 hymns.  Kelly passed away 5/14/1855.

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