Scripture Verse

Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart. Song of Solomon 3:11


John B. Dykes (1823–1876)

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spi­ri­tu­al Songs, Book 1, 1707, num­ber 72. The co­ro­na­tion of Christ, and es­pou­sals of the church.

Music: St. Dros­tane John B. Dykes, 1862 (🔊 pdf nwc)

Isaac Watts (1674–1748)


Daughters of Si­on, come, be­hold
The crown of hon­or and of gold
Which the glad church, with joys un­known,
Placed on the head of So­lo­mon.

Jesus, Thou ev­er­last­ing King,
Accept the tri­bute which we bring;
Accept the well de­served re­nown,
And wear our prais­es as Thy crown.

Let ev­ery act of wor­ship be
Like our es­pous­als, Lord, to Thee;
Like the clear hour when from above
We first re­ceived Thy pledge of love.

The glad­ness of that hap­py day,
Our hearts would wish it long to stay;
Nor let our faith for­sake its hold,
Nor com­fort sink, nor love grow cold.

Each fol­low­ing min­ute, as it flies,
Increase Thy praise, im­prove our joys,
Till we are raised to sing Thy name
At the great sup­per of the Lamb.

O that the months would roll away,
And bring that co­ro­na­tion day!
The King of Grace shall fill the throne,
With all His Fa­ther’s glo­ries on.