O God, to Thine Anointed King

O God, to Thine anointed king

Author: Anonymous
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1. O God, to Thine anointed king
Give truth and righteousness;
Thy people He will justly judge
And give the poor redress.
Then every fruitful mountainside
Shall yield its rich increase,
And righteousness in all the land
Shall bear the fruit of peace.

2. The poor man’s cause He will maintain,
The needy He will bless,
And He will break the strength of those
Who would the poor oppress.
So men shall fear Thee while the sun
In daily splendor glows,
And through all ages, while the moon
On earth its light bestows.

3. Like rain upon the newborn grass,
That falls refreshingly,
Like gentle showers that cheer the earth,
So shall His coming be.
The righteous in His glorious day
Shall flourish and increase,
The earth, until the moon shall fade,
Shall have abundant peace.

Author: Anonymous

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First Line: O God, to Thine anointed king
Title: O God, to Thine Anointed King
Author: Anonymous
Meter: D
Source: From The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 193
Language: English
Notes: Words from Psalm 72
Copyright: Public Domain


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