98. Hail to the Lord's Anointed

1 Hail to the Lord's Anointed,
great David's greater Son!
Hail in the time appointed,
His reign on earth begun!
He comes to break oppression,
to set the captives free,
to take away transgressions,
and rule with equity.

2 He comes with justice speedy
to those who suffer wrong,
to help the poor and needy,
and bid the weak be strong,
to give them songs for sighing,
their darkness turn to light,
whose souls, condemned and dying,
are precious in His sight.

3 He shall come down like showers
upon the fruitful earth.
Love, joy, and hope, like flowers,
spring in His path to birth.
Before Him, on the mountains,
shall peace, the herald, go,
and righteousness, in fountains,
from hill to valley flow.

4 To Christ shall prayer unceasing
and daily vows ascend,
His kingdom still increasing,
a kingdom without end.
The tide of time shall never
His covenant remove.
His name shall stand forever;
that name to us is Love.

Text Information
First Line: Hail to the Lord's annointed
Title: Hail to the Lord's Anointed
Author: James Montgomery (1822)
Publication Date: 2010
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Scripture: Psalm 72
Topic: God the Son: Advent; Christian Year-Advent; Jesus Christ-Reign (1 more...)
Tune Information
Name: SHEFFIELD
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Key: F Major or modal
Source: English melody, 17th cent.



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