Crown Him With Many Crowns!
Steve N. Wagers
1. In 1851, a man by the name of Matthew Bridges, an Anglican clergyman, composed a hymn that attributes to the deity, and Lordship of Christ. Bridges claimed that he desired to write a hymn of exaltation to our suffering and now victorious Lord. It was specifically written for a man named George Elvey, a noted organist at St. George's Chapel in Windsor, England, where British royalty would often attend. It is one of the great hymns of the faith depicting the Lord Jesus as the reigning monarch of Heaven. Bridges wrote:
"Crown Him with many crowns,
The Lamb upon His throne:
Hark! How the heav'nly 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 for all eternity.
Crown Him the Lord of Heav'n:
One with the Father known;
One with the Spirit thru Him giv'n from yonder glorious throne.
To Thee be endless praise,
For Thou for us hast died;
Be Thou, O Lord, thru endless days adored and magnified!" 1
2. If you were given only 4 final words to say, what would they be? If you had to leave your husband, wife, son or daughter, would you say, "I love you so!" If that's all you were able to say to a dear friend, whom you were seeing for the last time, would you say, "Thank You For Everything!" Or, if you were dying of thirst, would you say, "I need some water!"
3. Four words. With 26 letters to choose from, multiplied into a countless number of combinations, yet with almost everything having already been said before, which four words would you choose to string together when those four words had to say everything?
4. According to the Word of God, there is coming a day when everyone's vocabulary will be reduced to four, final words. These words will sum up what many have lived their lives for; yet, sadly, they will be what many have had to die to admit. At the appointed time, however, it will be all that there is ...
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