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August 30, 2005

151R Hail to the One Anointed

Meter, 7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6., Tune, ST. THEODULPH or ELLACOMBE

ST. THEODULPH (7.6.7.6.7.6.7.6.)

1. Hail to the one a-noint-ed, great Da-vid's great-er child!
Hail in the time ap-point-ed, when souls are re-con-ciled!
Who comes to break op-pres-sion, to set the cap-tive free;
To take a-way trans-gres-sion and rule in e-qui-ty.


2. Who comes in suc-cor speed-y to those who suf-fer wrong;
To help the poor and need-y, and bid the weak be strong;
To give them songs for sigh-ing, their even-ings filled with light,
Whose souls, con-demned and dy-ing, are pre-cious in God's sight.


3. The child comes down like show-ers upon the fruit-ful earth;
Love, joy, and hope, like flowers, spring in the path to birth;
And lead-ing, on the mountains, shall peace, the herald, go;
As life re-new-ing foun-tains, from hill to val-ley flow.

4. A-ra-bia's des-ert ran-ger, who wills to bend the knee;
The E-thi-o-pian stran-ger, true glo-ry come to see;
The Ma-gi, prayers im-plor-ing, who gold and in-cense bring;
The na-tions soon a-dor-ing, high praise they long shall sing.


5. O'er eve-ry foe vic-tor-ious, on high-est throne shall rest;
From age to age more glo-rious, all bless-ing and all blest.
The tide of time keeps ev-er the cov-en-ant a-bove;
That name shall stand for-ev-er, whose name to us is love.

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