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Crown Him with Glory

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60 minutes / 2 characters (plus Narrator(s) and choir)

Note: For a non-musical version of Crown Him with Glory, see our one-act, Grace.

Description
Crown Him with Glory is an Easter musical.

"After His death and resurrection—but before He ascended to the Father—the Lord Jesus spent forty days moving about the area, visiting with those closest to Him and giving final instructions to His disciples. This had been a traumatic time for the remaining eleven; they had never before lived through anything like the experiences of the past forty days. There were still many questions left unanswered. Before ascending, Jesus told His disciples to remain in Jerusalem until the arrival of the Holy Spirit—without whom they would be incapable of continuing His ministry. Then He was gone—and many of the disciples, like the apostle Peter, turned away from that moment confused and uncertain about tomorrow."
(Narrator in Crown Him with Glory)

The apostle Peter and his wife have remained in Jerusalem after Christ's ascension—waiting, questioning, turning the recent events over in their minds. They are wrestling with questions that have no easy answers. The script contains moments of comfortable humor—especially with Peter—and moments of powerfully moving drama, as Peter recounts how on the night after they buried Jesus he walked through the silent city to the place where Jesus had been crucified.

Peter: I never told you this before. The night after they buried Jesus I went out into the city. The streets were so silent and black, and I wrapped the blackness about me and tried to forget what I had done. Even then I was so afraid—I was so afraid someone would see me and identify me with Him. (angry at himself) I was so ashamed, but I couldn't stop being afraid for myself. In my heart I knew what Jesus had said—that there was purpose in His dying. But in my mind I saw only a coward who had denied even knowing Him. He had trusted me, and I thought only of myself. (pausing to regain the image of that night in his mind) The street was empty—that twisted street that had been filled with people laughing and mocking and spitting their hatred. (thankfully) It was empty, and I embraced the emptiness like an old friend who understands your pain when no one else can. (wistfully, with sorrow) For the first time since that day Jesus found me, I could no longer feel Him beside me. (distantly) I was alone; very much alone.

Theme
In our weakness, Christ receives the glory.

Music Notes
The choral book originally used was Crown Him with Glory, by Dan Burgess; arranged by Dan Burgess and David Maddux (Discovery House Publishers, 1991).

Characters
Peter
Rachel (his wife)
Narrator(s)

Topics
Crown Him with Glory Grace Apostle Peter Marriage Doubt Anger Easter Cross Crucifixion Jerusalem Holy Spirit Ascension

Downloads
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PDF for Production (2004)
Plain Text for Review (1417)

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