72E. 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,
are precious in his sight.

3 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.

4 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
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2021
Scripture:
Topic: Christmas Season; Epiphany of our Lord; Epiphany Season (3 more...)
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: FREUT EUCH, IHR LIEBEN CHRISTEN
Composer: Leonhart Schröter
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Setting: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain



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