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404. Hail to the Lord's Anointed

1 Hail to the Lord's Anointed,
Great David's greater Son!
Hail, in the time appointed,
God's reign on earth begun!
Christ comes to break oppression,
To set the captive free;
To take away transgression,
And rule in equity.

2 Christ comes with tender healing
For those who suffer wrong,
To help the poor and pleading,
And bid the weak be strong;
To give them songs, not 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,
While love and hope, like flowers,
Spring up in bold, new birth:
Before him on the mountains
Shall peace, the herald, go;
And righteousness in fountains
From hill to valley flow.

4 Great kings shall bow before him,
And gold and incense bring;
All nations shall adore him,
In praise all people sing;
Our prayer shall be unceasing;
With daily vows ascend;
The kingdom still increasing,
A kingdom without end.

Text Information
First Line: Hail to the Lord's Anointed
Title: Hail to the Lord's Anointed
Author: James Montgomery, 1771-1854 (alt.)
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Epiphany
Tune Information
Arranger: William H. Monk, 1823-1889
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: A Major
Source: Mainzer Gesangbuch, Mainz, 1833

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