4071. The Lord unto His Christ Has Said

1. The Lord unto His Christ has said,
“Sit Thou at My right hand,
Until I make Thine enemies
Submit to Thy command.
A scepter prospered by the Lord
Thy mighty hand shall wield;
From Zion Thou shalt rule the world,
And all Thy foes shall yield.

2. “Thy people will be gladly Thine
When Thou shalt come in might,
Like dawning day, like hopeful youth,
With holy beauty bright.
A priesthood that shall never end
The Lord has given Thee;
This He has sworn, and evermore
Fulfilled His Word shall be.

3. Thou shalt subdue the kings of earth
With God at Thy right hand;
The nations Thou shalt rule in might
And judge in every land.
The Christ, refreshed by living streams,
Shall neither faint nor fall,
And He shall be the glorious Head,
Exalted over all.

Text Information
First Line: The Lord unto His Christ has said
Title: The Lord unto His Christ Has Said
Author: Anonymous (1912)
Meter: CMD
Language: English
Source: From The Psalter (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: The United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912), number 303
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: BIRDSTOWN, Charles H. Gabriel, 1912
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Stephen Cutler (1872)
Meter: CMD
Incipit: 53451 17712 34322
Key: B♭ Major
Source: The Hymnal with Tunes Old and New, by John Ireland Tucker, 1872
Copyright: Public Domain

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