294. 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 help most speedy
to those who suffer wrong;
to save the poor and needy,
and help 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 He shall come down like showers
upon the fruitful earth;
love, joy, hope, 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 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 In all the world victorious,
He on His throne shall rest,
from age to age more glorious,
all-blessing and all-blessed;
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 (alt.)
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2004
Topic: Christ Promised: His First Advent
Tune Information
Name: CRÜGER
Composer: Johann Crüger, 1598-1662
Adapter: William Henry Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: F Major



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