Hymn 154
Hail to the Lordís Anointed

1. Hail to the Lordís Anointed, Great Davidís greater Son! Hail, in the time appointed, His reign on earth begun! He comes to break oppression, To let the captive free, To take away transgression, And rule in equity. 2. He comes with succor 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. 3. He shall come down like showers Upon the fruitful earth, And love, joy, 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. 4. For Him shall prayer unceasing And daily vows ascend, His Kingdom still increasing, A Kingdom without end, The mountain dews shall nourish A seed, in weakness sown, Whose fruit shall spread and flourish And shake like Lebanon. 5. Oíer 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; That Name to us is Love.

Hymn 154 THE PCN New Haven, Enugu