First Sunday in August

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning here in Colorado! The mountains are visible from my office. The sunrise was spectacular. And Elvis just finished singing “How Great Thou Art.” Life doesn’t get much better than this.


???????????????????????????????Of course it could be better. My family could be gathered round me or I could be worshiping with my church family (which I get to do in a matter of hours). But all-in-all it’s already a great morning!


Today I am re-posting the next letter of the alphabet from my A to Z challenge in 2013. It’s a song posting, but I’m sure you’ll be okay with music two days in a row! I am. So enjoy this older post and have a wonderfully blessed day basking in God’s love!


“Crown Him (Majesty)” – Blogging from A to Z


This past Sunday was Easter or Resurrection Sunday. During our contemporary worship service, we sang several hymns that were uplifting and also caused more emotion than usual for me. One of the hymns we sang was “Crown Him with Many Crowns,” with Chris Tomlin’s addition to the message of this hymn.


How blessed to be able to sing praise to my God and King for His precious gift of salvation that I have received through His Son, Jesus Christ! And an even greater blessing is that I can sing His praise any time I wish. Not just on Sunday morning.


I must tell you that I just took a break to listen to this song and praise God right here at my desk in my office. Oh how glorious!


I might encourage you to do the same. Click on this link to listen to this worship song and sing praise to God in the moment.


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 me
And hail Him as thy matchless King
Through all eternity.

Majesty, Lord of all
Let every throne before Him fall
The King of kings, O come adore
Our God who reigns forevermore.

Crown Him Lord of life
Who triumphed o’er the grave
And rose victorious in the strife
For those He came to save;
His glories now we sing
Who died and rose on high
Who died eternal life to bring
And lives that death may die.

All hail, Redeemer, hail
For He has died for me
His praise and glory shall not fail
Throughout eternity.[i]


As I was researching this song for this piece, I found that the Scriptural reference for this hymn is from Revelation 19:12 (NIV). “His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself.”


This verse is from the section describing Christ returning as Warrior-Messiah King. Only our Warrior-Messiah King is able to wear these crowns for He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords.


What an image! Years ago an artist painted images of the Book of Revelation and set it to Scripture and music. I had the privilege of seeing this presentation at a national Christian convention. Those images have stayed in my mind and heart through these years.


Her image of Jesus in this form was most breath-taking. Wouldn’t you agree? For more of her (Pat Marvenko Smith, Revelation Illustrated, 1992) images, please visit her website by clicking here.


So today, let’s praise the Warrior-Messiah King as we crown Him with many crowns. For it is only through Him that we have redemption and everlasting life. It is only through Him that we have true freedom.


If you do not know Jesus as your personal Savior, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I would love to share God’s message of grace with you.


Thank you for stopping by for my third day of the A to Z challenge through April. And as always, I’d love to hear from you!


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,




[i] Crown Him (Majesty), Chris Tomlin , Ed Cash , Matt Maher, Worship Together Music, 2012

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