Hymn 36 - "Hail to the Lord's Anointed,"


Hail to the Lord's Anointed,

Great David's greater Son!

When to the time appointed

The rolling years shall run.

He comes to break oppression,

To set the captive free;

To take away transgression,

And rule in equity.



The heav'ns, which now conceal Him

In counsels deep and wise,

In glory shall reveal Him

To our rejoicing eyes;

He who with hands uplifted

Went from the earth below,

Shall come again all gifted

His blessing to bestow.



He shall come down like showers

Upon the new-mown grass,

And joy and hope, like flowers,

Spring up where He doth pass;

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.

Outstretched His wide dominion

O'er river, sea and shore,

Far as the eagle's pinion

Or dove's light wing can soar.