crown of glory

crown of glory

A triumphant victory; a splendid achievement. The term appears in the King James Version of the Bible, in 1 Peter (5:4), which says that good behavior will be rewarded, when the Shepherd shall appear, with “a crown of glory that fadeth not away.” A hymn (1820) by Thomas Kelly repeats this thought and also relates it to Jesus’ crown of thorns: “The Head that once was crowned with thorns is crowned with glory now.” On the other hand, in ancient Greek and Roman times, a victorious military hero was rewarded with a crown of laurels, so the term may allude to temporal rather than spiritual reward.
See also: crown, glory, of
References in classic literature ?
It is rumoured in the town that once, many years ago, a boy appeared who really never had done these things - or at all events, which was all that was required or could be expected, had never been known to do them - and thus won the crown of glory. He was exhibited for three weeks afterwards in the Town Hall, under a glass case.
The social protection project for the hitherto forgotten elderly is a crown of glory for grey hair.
And when the chief shepherd is revealed, you will receive the crown, the unfading crown of glory' (1 Peter 5:2,4).
We make our way up a winding marble stairway, down a mosaic-laden passageway, around a corner, and then our eyes resolve the massive icon of the crucifix itself, the bleeding body and harrowed face of Jesus, startlingly exposed amid the decorations of silver and gold, a crown of glory incongruous against his own crown of thorns.
Her crown of glory grew past her shoulders, and she twirled it neatly into a bun.
Jim's other runner CROWN OF GLORY has handicap experience and should be competitive back in maiden company in the opener.
Ibrahim bin Khamis al-Abri, from the College of Engineering delivered a poem entitled On Crown of Glory.
Runner-up Crown Of Glory, who was clear a furlong out, was done at 1.03.
Ivanovic shot to stardom as a 20-year-old with a final appearance at the Australian Open and the crown of glory at Roland Garros.
Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life, punk.
They had seen the strong hands of God twist the crown of thorns into a crown of glory, and in hands as strong as that they knew themselves safe.
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The resulting photographs will build a unique picture of life on the Liverpool streets as the city prepares for its crown of glory, European Capital of Culture 2008.
The song contains this verse: I want to wear a crown of glory When I get home to that good land.
After a hearty chat-in-the-chair your newly cut crown of glory could be flattened with a splat-and-rub Brylcreem finish, then after a bristly-neck-brush and a dust down the customer would emerge from the shop to feel the fresh breeze as it dried his newly shaped quiff to a hardened crust.