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311. Hail to the Lord's Anointed

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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 comfort 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 O'er ev'ry foe victorious,
he on his throne shall rest,
from age to age more glorious,
all-blessing and all-blessed;
the tide of time shall never
his covenant remove;
his name shall stand forever -
that name to us is Love.

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First Line: Hail to the Lord's Anointed
Title: Hail to the Lord's Anointed
Author: James Montgomery (1821, 1828; alt. 1990)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Scripture: Psalm 72; Isaiah 61:1-2
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Kingly Office; Christ: First Advent of; Christ: Son of David
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: AURELIA
Composer: Samuel S. Wesley (1864)
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: D Major



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