126. 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 for ever,
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
Author: C. Wesley (1745)
Meter: 8, 7.
Publication Date: 1868
Topic: Advent; Advent, Fourth Sunday; Sunday after Christmas (1 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune #251
Tune Information
Meter: 8, 7.
Key: F Major
Notes: Composer from index: Ganther

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