The men of Judah performed the anointing, but it was by the Lord’s hand (the one that had led David to Hebron).

Scripture: 2 Samuel 1:1-4; 2:1-7

ESV Text: 2 Samuel 1:1-4; 2:1-7


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 1

     1 Now it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag; 2 It came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head: and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance. 3 And David said unto him, From whence comest thou? And he said unto him, Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped. 4 And David said unto him, How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me. And he answered, That the people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 59:
Hail to the Lord’s Annointed

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. 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. 

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 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. 

4. Arabia’s desert ranger 
To Him shall bow the knee, 
The Ethiopian stranger 
His glory come to see; 
With offerings of devotion 
Ships from the isles shall meet 
To pour the wealth of ocean 
In tribute at His feet. 

5. Kings shall bow down before Him 
And gold and incense bring; 
All nations shall adore Him, 
His praise all peoples sing; 
To Him shall prayer unceasing 
And daily vows ascend, 
His kingdom still increasing, 
A kingdom without end. 

6. O’er 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 forever, – 
That name to us is Love. 


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