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59. 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 joy and 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 Arabia’s desert ranger
To Him shall bow the knee,
The Ethiopian stranger
His glory come to see;
With off'rings of devotion
Ships from the isles shall meet
To pour the wealth of oceans
in tribute at His feet.

5 Kings shall fall down before Him,
And gold and incense bring;
All nations shall adore Him,
His praise all peoples sing;
To Him shall prayer unceasing,
And daily vows ascend,
His kingdom still increasing,
A kingdom without end.

6 O’er every 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Hail to the Lord's Anointed
Title: Hail to the Lord's Anointed
Author: James Montgomery (1821)
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Scripture: Psalm 72
Topic: The Church Year: Advent
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: FREUT EUCH, IHR LIEBEN
Composer: Leonhart Schröter (1587)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: F Major



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