Scripture Verse

His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. Revelation 19:12


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 702. Triumphs of the Saviour.

Music: Dun­dee Scot­tish Psal­ter, 1615 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bed­dome (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Go forth, ye saints, be­hold your Lord,
With ra­di­ant glo­ry crowned;
The won­drous prog­ress of His Word
Shall spread His fame around.

Where’er the sun be­gins its race,
Or stops its swift ca­reer,
Both east and west shall own His grace,
And Christ be hon­ored there.

Ten thou­sand crowns, en­circ­ling show
The vic­to­ries He has won;
Oh may His con­quests ev­er grow,
While time its course shall run.

Ride forth, Thou migh­ty Con­quer­or, ride,
And mill­ions more sub­due;
Destroy our un­be­lief and pride,
And we will crown Thee too.