Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

 

Hail to the Lord’s Anointed

 

DURATION: 5:00

KEY: C-D

FORCES: SATB or TBB choir, piano, orchestra, rhythm

TEXT: James Montgomery

FILES:
orchestration SATB score TBB score

 

LYRICS:

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 majesty!

Open the gates!
The King of Glory waits to enter in,
His reign on earth begin!

All kings shall bow before Him, and gold and incense bring;
all nations shall adore Him, His praise all people sing.

For He shall have dominion o’er mountain, sea, and shore,
from depths of deepest oceans and high as eagles soar!

He shall come down like showers upon the barren 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!

Open the gates!
The King of Glory waits to enter in,
His reign on earth begin!

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; His name to us is Love!