Dost thou truly see renown
Dost thou truly seek renown
Christ His glory sharing?
Wouldst thou win the heavenly crown
Victor�s meed declaring?
Tread the path the Savior trod,
Look upon the crown of God,
See what He is wearing.
This the King of Heaven bore
In that sore contending;
This His sacred temples wore,
Honor to it lending;
In this helm He faced the foe,
On the rood He laid him low,
Satan�s kingdom ending.
Christ upon the tree of scorn,
In salvation�s hour,
Turned to gold those pricks of thorn
By His Passion�s power;
So on sinners, who had earned
Endless death, from sin returned,
Endless blessings shower.
When in death�s embrace we lie,
Then, good Lord, be near us;
With Thy presence fortify,
And with victory cheer us;
Turn our erring hearts to Thee,
That we crowned for ay may be:
O good Jesu, hear us!
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