128a. 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.

2 Israel's strength and consolation,
hope of all the earth thou art;
dear desire of ev'ry nation,
joy of ev'ry longing heart.

3 Born thy people to deliver;
born a child and yet a king;
born to reign in us for ever;
now thy gracious kingdom bring.

4 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, 1707-1788
Publication Date: 2000
Meter: 87 87
Scripture: Haggai 2:7; Luke 2:25; Luke 12:40; Matthew 12:21; Matthew 24:42-44
Topic: Year A: Advent 1; Year C: Epiphany 4; Advent
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CROSS OF JESUS
Composer: John Stainer, 1840-1901
Meter: 87 87
Key: F Major or modal



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