398. 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 rescue 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;
Love, joy, and hope, the 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 Kings shall fall 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 ev'ry foe victorious,
He on His throne 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 forever--
That name to us is Love.

Text Information
First Line: Hail to the Lord's anointed
Title: Hail to the Lord's Anointed
Author: James Montgomery, 1771-1854
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 76 76 D
Scripture: Psalm 72:1-17; 2 Samuel 7:12; Acts 10:38; Psalm 2
Topic: Psalm paraphrase: Psalm 72
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: FREUT EUCH, IHR LIEBEN
Composer: Leonhart Schröter, c. 1532-c. 1601
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: F Major or modal



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