30. Hail to God's Own Anointed

1 Hail to God's own 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 justice surely
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 Christ shall come down like showers
upon the fruitful earth,
and 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 To him shall prayer unceasing
and daily vows ascend,
his kingdom still increasing,
a kingdom without end.
The tide of time shall never
his covenant remove.
His name shall stand for ever:
that name to us is Love.

Text Information
First Line: Hail to God's own anointed
Title: Hail to God's Own Anointed
Author: James Montgomery (1821, alt.)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: The Christian Year: Advent; Biblical Characters: David; Christian Year: Advent (45 more...)
Notes: Alt. tune ELLACOMBE
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger (1640)
Adapter: W. H. Monk (1861)
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: F Major

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HAIL TO THE LORD'S ANOINTED (United Methodist Hymnal 203)
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