102. Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

1 Come, Thou long expected Jesus,
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us;
Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel's strength and consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.

2 Born Thy people to deliver,
Born a child, and yet a king.
Born to reign in us forever,
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
By Thine own eternal spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.


Text Information
First Line: Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Title: Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
Author: Charles Wesley (1744)
Publication Date: 1974
Scripture: Isaiah 9:6; Haggai 2:7; Luke 2:32
Topic: Christ: Advent (first)
Tune Information
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Composer: Rowland H. Prichard
Key: F Major or modal
Copyright: Music from "The English Hymnal" by permission of Oxford University Press, London

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