Sunday, August 1, 2021

Crown Him with Many Crowns

We just learned about the Come Thou Font of Every Blessing.

Another famous hymn is Crown Him with Many Crowns written in 1851 in England.

The first 6 verses of the song were first written by Matthew Bridges who was a priest from Essex England.
Later on a different priest named Godfrey Thring added 6 more verses for a total of 12.

The music for the tune came from a song called Diademata by Sir George Job Elvey, a musician from England.
Diademata comes from the latin word for crowned or haloed.

(from: wikipedia - crown him with many crowns)

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