120. Psalm 72

Hail to the Lord's anointed,
great David's greater son!
Hail, in the time appointed,
his reign on earth begun!

Endow the king with your justice, O God,
the royal son with your righteousness.
He will judge your people in righteousness,
your afflicted ones with justice.
He will save the children of the needy;
he will crush the oppressor. (Refrain)

He will rule from sea to sea
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
The kings of Tarshish and of distant shores
will bring tribute to him;
the kings of Sheba and Seba will present him gifts.
All kings will bow down to him
and all nations will serve him. (Refrain)

For he will deliver the needy who cry out,
the afflicted who have no one to help.
He will take pity on the weak and the needy
and save the needy from death.
He will rescue them from oppression and violence,
for precious is their blood in his sight. (Refrain)

May his name endure forever;
may it continue as long as the sun.
All nations will be blessed through him,
and they will call him blessed. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: Hail to the Lord's anointed
Title: Psalm 72
Author: James Montgomery (1822)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Singing God's Story: Advent / Looking for the Messiah; Responsorial Style; German
Notes: Responsorial refrain to reading of Psalm 72
Tune Information
Name: [Hail to the Lord's anointed]
Key: G Major
Source: German

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