241. 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 descend like showers
Upon the fruitful earth,
And love, and joy, 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 Him 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 Anointed
Meter: 7, 6.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1898
Topic: TheChurch Year: Advent; Christ: Defender and Helper; Christ: King
Notes: J. Montgomery, 1821
Tune Information
Meter: 7, 6.
Key: A Major
Source: Zinck's Koralbog, 1801.
Notes: Norwegian tune name: [Jeg vil mig Herren love.]

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