93. 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 rescue 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,
Are precious in his sight.

3 Kings shall bow down before him
And gold and incense bring;
All nations shall adore him;
His praise all people sing.
To him shall prayer unceasing
And daily vows ascend,
His kingdom still increasing,
A kingdom without end.

4 O'er ev'ry foe victorious,
He on his throne shall rest,
From age to age more glorious,
All blessing and all-blest.
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
Title: Hail to the Lord's Anointed
Author: James Montgomery, 1771-1854 (abr., alt.)
Meter: 76 76 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Epiphany
Tune Information
Composer: Leonhart Schröter
Meter: 76 76 D
Key: F Major
Copyright: Setting: © 1982 Concordia Publishing House.

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