Author: J. Montgomery ~ Meter: 7.6.
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 heavens — which now conceal Him In counsels deep and wise — In glory shall reveal Him To our adoring eyes; He who with hands uplifted Went from the earth below, Shall come again all gifted, His blessings 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.