Hail To The Lord's Anointed (Zechariah's Song)

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 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.


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.


Hail to the Lord’s Anointed One,


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                  

That name to us

That name to us      

That name to us

That name to us is Love


Words: James Montgomery, 1821.

Music: Luke Morton, 2017