Number: 205
Title: Psalm 72 All Hail to God's Anointed
Composer: alt. 1984Thomas Tertius Noble, 1938
Author: James Montgomery, 1821;
Scripture: Psalm 72
Theme: Psalms

1.  All hail to God's anointed,
    Great David's greater Son!
    All hail, in time appointed,
    Your reign on earth begun!
    You come to break oppression,
    To set the captive free,
    To take away transgression
    And rule in equity.

2.  You shall come down like showers
    Upon the fruitful earth,
    And love, joy, hope, like flowers,
    Spring in Your path to birth:
    Before You on the mountains 
    Shall peace, the herald, go,
    And righteousness in fountains
    From hill to valley flow.

3.  All rulers bow before You, 
    And gold and incense bring;
    All nations shall adore You,
    Your praise all people sing;
    To You shall prayer unceasing 
    And daily vows ascend;
    Your rule is still increasing,
    Your rule is without end.

4.  O'er every foe victorious,
    You on Your throne shall rest;
    From age to age more glorious,
    All blessing and all blest:
    The tide of time shall never 
    Your covenant remove;
    Your name shall stand forever,
    Your changeless name of love.