205. All Hail to God's Anointed

1 All hail to God's anointed,
Great David's greater Son!
All hail, in time appointed,
Your reign on earth begun!
You come to break oppression,
To set the captive free,
To take away transgression
And rule in equity.

2 You shall come down like showers
Upon the fruitful earth,
And love, joy, hope, like flowers,
Spring in Your path to birth:
Before You on the mountains
Shall peace, the herald, go,
And righteousness in fountains
From hill to valley flow.

3 All rulers bow before You,
And gold and incense bring;
All nations shall adore You,
Your praise all people sing;
To You shall prayer unceasing
And daily vows ascend;
Your rule is still increasing,
Your rule is without end.

4 O'er every foe victorious,
You on Your throne shall rest;
From age to age more glorious,
All blessing and all blest:
The tide of time shall never
Your covenant remove;
Your name shall stand forever,
Your changeless name of love.

Text Information
First Line: All hail to God's anointed
Title: All Hail to God's Anointed
Author: James Montgomery (1821; alt. 1984)
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Tune Information
Composer: Thomas Tertius Noble (1938)
Meter: D
Key: f minor
Copyright: Copyright © 1941 by United Church Press. Used by permission.

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