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The Last Easter Song

May 10, 2013

Crown him with many crowns,

the Lamb upon his throne.

Hark! how the heavenly anthem drowns 

all music but its own.

Awake, my soul and sing,

of him who died for thee,

and hail him as thy matchless King

through all eternity.

— verse 1 of Crown Him with Many Crowns

 

Where’s it all going?

What’s the end point of everything?

Crown Him with Many Crowns answers both of those questions and all that lies behind them.  It’s the last hymn in the “Resurrection and Exaltation” section of the United Methodists’ hymnal.

We have an abbreviated version of this song.   The original had at least 8 verses and included titles for Christ such as The Lord of life, The Lord of peace, The Lord of love, The Lord of lords and The Lord of years.

In a profound sense, Crown Him with Many Crowns is only the prelude.

As in so many other parts of our experience, the end is only the beginning.  Today is just a warm up  for eternity.  Ready?

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