Christ My Song - 950
O Jesus, Lord! 'tis joy to know - The Head in heaven
(James George Deck/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The Head in heaven
2. The holy head, once crowned with thorns,
the crown of glory now adorns;
thy seat, the Father's throne:
O Lord! e'en now we sing thy praise,
ours the eternal song to raise –
Worthy the Lord alone!
3. As Head for us thou sittest there,
thy members here the blessing share
of all thou dost receive;
thy wisdom, riches, honours, powers,
thy boundless love has all made ours,
who in thy name believe.
4. We triumph in thy triumphs, Lord:
thy joys our deepest joys afford;
they taste of love divine:
while sorrowing, suffering, toiling here
how does the thought our spirits cheer
the throne of glory’s thine!
James George Deck, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1906, 51.