263. 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,
were precious in his sight.

3 He shall come down like showers
upon the fruitful earth,
and love, 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.

Text Information
First Line: Hail to the Lord's anointed!
Title: Hail to the Lord's Anointed
Author: James Montgomery (1821 alt.)
Meter: Iambic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Christ--Victorious; Christian year--Advent (4 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: Iambic
Key: A Major
Source: Gesangbuch der Herzogl, Württemberg (1784)
Notes: 151 R in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns

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