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Posted:  31 May 2009 11:31
I am looking for the lyrics and guitar chords or music to the song by
Ira F. Stanphill  called  A Crown of Thorns, Some of the lyrics go as follows

Theree was no crown for him of silver of of gold
There was no diadem for him to hold
Some of the chorus:
A rugged cross became his throne
His kingdom was in hears alone

Piper
Posted:  04 Jun 2009 08:33
A Crown of Thorns
Ira Stanphill ©1952 New Spring

There was no crown for Him of silver or of gold
There was no diadem for Him to hold.
But blood adorned His brow,
And proud its stain He bore,
And sinners gave to Him the crown He wore.

CHORUS
A rugged cross became His throne
His kingdom was in hearts alone
He wrote His love in crimson red
And wore the thorns upon His head.

He did not reign upon a throne of ivory
But died upon the cross of Calvary.
For sinners there He counted all He owned but loss
And He surveyed His kingdom from a cross.

No purple robe He wore,
His bleeding wounds to hide
But stripes upon His back He wore with pride.
And from the wounds there flowed a crimson,
cleansing stream
That was a cover for the soul unclean
Posted:  10 Jan 2010 16:58
I am tickled to find this website.  I have been singing the first 3 ines of this all week and couldn't remember the rest.
I miss hymns!!!!!
Thank God for the rich heritage we have in them.
Posted:  23 Jun 2010 09:41
How amazing, i have also been looking for the word of this song.  our music teacher barely started teaching us this song and then he left. we never got to learn the complete song, but the song has stayed in my head ever since then. I have asked many people if they knew the song but have never got any positive relies. Thanks very much whoever has posted the words of this song.
Posted:  29 Dec 2011 15:17
has anyone the guitar chords for this?
Posted:  15 Feb 2012 18:16
Now, this is the words that I found:

The crown He wore was not of gold or silver
although He was proclaimed the King of the Jews
In it was no emerals or diamonds
for thorns was the only settings used
why a king arrayed in such a manner
and why a ruler wore such a crown
he wasn't forced by any man to wear it but willfully he laid his glory down.

chorus
Oh the crown of thorns was a crown of pain and death
that meant salvation for all men for he traded it for a crown of victory
and he'll never wear a crown of thorns again

now satan never was an easy loser
though he wants us all to wear that crown
but do't forget Jesus wore it for us and the power of sin has been forever bound

chorus

I hope this is the one you are looking for..God Bless
Posted:  24 Mar 2012 23:38
Do you know who wrote the second set of lyrics where the chorus refrains:  Oh the crown of thorns was a crown of pain and death....?
I have been looking for this song for so long.
I would love to hear it again, but alas, I don't live in the US anymore.
The melody and some of the words would go around in my head, but I couldn't quite remember it until I saw this post.

And I can hear the chorus of voices singing it.
I would be so grateful if you could tell me who performed it and also who wrote it.
Posted:  09 Mar 2013 17:12
what are the chords to this song "crown of thorns" hymn?
Posted:  18 Mar 2013 18:30
I heard this song for the first time in a little Missionary Baptist church that I visited yesterday. I absolutely loved it, so I've been trying to find it. I found that Jimmy Swaggart performed this song. You should be able to find some chords from his rendition of it. I'm going to try to do this song in Celebrate Recovery in a couple weeks. You can listen to the Jimmy Swaggart version and try pulling chords from it on Grooveshark ( http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/A+Crown+Of+Thorns ... )

I'll be adapting that version to piano and guitar for our worship team in a couple days, and I'll try to post it back here when I'm done. If it's not up in a few by March 22, 2013, poke me at md5sum@yahoo.com and remind me... I'm a bit of a procrastinator.
Posted:  10 Apr 2013 20:42
So, as I said, I'm a huge procrastinator, but here's the chords:

A Crown of Thorns
Ira Stanphill ©1952 New Spring

Verse 1:
             G                       D
There was no crown for Him of silver or of gold
             G            C
There was no diadem for Him to hold.
               G
But blood adorned His brow,
                    C
And proud its stains He bore,
            Am              D        G
And sinners gave to Him the crown He wore.

Chorus:
         C                G
A rugged cross became His throne
            Am D            G
His kingdom was in hearts alone
             C               G
He wrote His love in crimson red
             Am   D          G
And wore the thorns upon His head.

Verse 2:
He did not reign upon a throne of ivory
But died upon the cross of Calvary.
For sinners there He counted all He owned but loss
And He surveyed His kingdom from a cross.

Verse 3:
No purple robe He wore,
His bleeding wounds to hide
But stripes upon His back He wore with pride.
And from the wounds there flowed a crimson, cleansing stream
That was a cover for the soul unclean
Posted:  10 Apr 2013 20:45
The chords came out very slightly misaligned in there, but any musician should be able to figure out from there where they actually should be.
Posted:  22 Apr 2013 03:59
would like sheet music to this songif any one has it
Posted:  25 Apr 2013 12:11
Got the sheet music...

(Reminder to self...
New Songs of Inspiration, Volume 2, page 103)
Posted:  18 Jun 2013 18:58
can you please send me the sheet music for a crown of thorns at joey_thom@hotmail.com..thanks
Posted:  07 Jul 2013 18:49
Could you also send me the sheet music for "Crown of Thorns?"  I used to have it and for some reason it was on my mind coming from church today.  Thank you.
patsergent33@gmail.com
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