The traditional hymn "Crown Him with Many Crowns" was composed by Matthew Bridges at the age of 48, shortly after entering the Roman Catholic Church. Thirty years later it was altered and added to by Godfry Thring, a prebendary of Wells Cathedral. Chris Tomlin
told Worship Leader magazine that he's wanted to reclaim the hymn for a long time for the younger generations. The singer added that when he is teaching songwriting classes, he always brings the second line of the hymn up, "Hark how the heavenly anthem drowns all music but it's own." Tomlin explained: "It just cannot be written any better than that. When I think about what we're doing as worship leaders, when we're bringing a song of praise, a heavenly anthem of praise, it drowns out all music and drowns out all other noise ... That's why there's so much peace when people come to sing; God drowns out every other competing thing."