122. 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 succor speedy
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,
Were precious in His sight.

3 He 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 For 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 forever;
That Name to us is Love.

Text Information
First Line: Hail to the Lord's Anointed
Author: James Montgomery (1822)
Publication Date: 1868
Meter: 7, 6.
Scripture: Psalm 72
Topic: Advent; Advent, Third Sunday; Lent, Third Sunday
Notes: Alternate tune #114 or #250
Tune Information
Name: AURELIA
Meter: 7, 6.
Key: E♭ Major
Notes: Composer from index: Dr. S. S. Wesley



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