Hail to the Lord's Anointed

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.

He comes, with succour 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.

He shall come down like showers
upon the fruitful earth;
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.

Kings shall fall 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.

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 for ever,
his changeless Name of love.

Words: James Montgomery (1771-1854)

MIDI: Crüger (Johann Crüger, 1598-1662)

Meter: 76 76 D

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 066 Crüger  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 059 Zoan  
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 246 Zoan  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 034 Crüger  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 034 Medway, Romaine  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 034 Zoan  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 034 Zoan  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 379 Holy Church  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 107 Passion Chorale  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 219 Crüger  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 276    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 130 Crüger  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 323 Zoan  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 323 Zoan  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 323 Crüger, Zoan  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 323 Zoan  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 323 Crüger  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 323 Greenland, Zoan  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 424 Crüger  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 374 Crüger  
The English Hymnal, 1906 045 Crüger  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 476 Crüger, Romaine  
The Hymnal 1916 099 Webb, Zoan  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 175 Crüger, Pearsall  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 434 Crüger  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
317 Zoan  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 044 Crüger  
Songs of Praise, 1925 246 Crüger  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 087 Crüger  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 396 Crüger  
The Hymnal 1940   Es flog ein kleins Waldvöglein, Zoan  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 219 Crüger  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 418 Crüger  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 129 Crüger  
The Hymn Book 1971 154 Crüger  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 203 Crüger, Munich  
The Hymnal 1982   Es flog ein kleins Waldvöglein  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 142 Crüger  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 055 Crüger  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 190 Crüger  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 193 Crüger  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 101 Crüger  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 275 Crüger  
Sing Glory, 1999      
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 204 Crüger  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 087 Crüger  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 259 Crüger  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 125 Crüger  

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