616. 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 captive free;
to take away transgression,
and rule in equity.

2 He comes with succor 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,
were precious in his sight.

3 He shall come down like showers
upon the fruitful earth,
and love, joy, hope, like flowers,
spring in his path to birth;
before him on the mountains
shall peace, the herald, to;
and righteousness in fountains
from hill to valley flow.

4 Kings shall bow down before him,
and gold and incense bring;
all nations shall adore him,
his praise all people sing;
to him shall prayer unceasing
and daily vows ascend;
his kingdom still increasing,
a kingdom without end.

5 O'er every foe victorious,
he on his thone shall rest,
from age to age more glorious,
all blessing and all blest;
the tide of time shall never
his covenant remove;
his Name shall stand for ever,
his changeless Name of Love.

Text Information
First Line: Hail to the Lord's Anointed
Author: James Montgomery, 1771-1854
Publication Date: 1982
Meter: 76. 76. D
Scripture: Psalm 72
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ES FLOG EIN KLEINS WALDVÖGELEIN
Adapter and Harmonizer: Henry Walford Davies, 1869-1941
Meter: 76. 76. D
Key: G Major or modal
Source: German folk song; A Student's Hymnal, 1923 (adapt. and harm. after Henry Walford Davies)



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