"Hail to the Lord's Anointed"
                    by James Montgomery, 1771-1854
                                Text From:
            (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.48

        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 offerings of devotion
        Ships from the isles shall meet
        To pour the wealth of ocean
        In tribute at His feet.

        5. Kings shall bow 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.

Notes: Hymn #59 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Ps. 72 Author: James Montgomery, 1821 Composer: Leonhart Schroeter, 1587 Tune: "Freut euch, ihr lieben"
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