Hail to the Lord's Anointed, Op. 43, No. 3 (Dudley Buck)

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  • (Posted 2017-12-12)  CPDL #47988:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2017-12-12).   Score information: Letter, 9 pages, 113 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Hail to the Lord's Anointed Op. 43, No. 3
Composer: Dudley Buck
Lyricist: James Montgomery

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Organ

First published: 1884

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Original text and translations

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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 succour 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 descend 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.

To him shall prayer unceasing
And daily vows ascend,
His kingdom still increasing,
A kingdom without end:
The tide of time shall never
his covenant remove;
His name shall stand forever
That name to us is love.