125. Come, O Long-expected Jesus

1 Come, O long-expected Jesus,
born to set your people free.
From our fears and sins release us;
Christ, in whom our rest shall be.
You, our strength and consolation,
come salvation to impart;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of many a longing heart.

2 Born your people to deliver,
born a child, and yet a king,
born to reign in us for ever,
born your gracious realm to bring.
By your own eternal Spirit
rule in all our hearts alone;
by your all-sufficient merit
raise us to your glorious throne.

Text Information
First Line: Come, O long-expected Jesus
Title: Come, O Long-expected Jesus
Author: Charles Wesley (1744)
Meter: 87.87D
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: God Known in Jesus Christ: Advent; Christian Year: Advent; Freedom and Liberation (5 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Rowland H. Prichard (1830)
Meter: 87.87D
Key: F Major
Source: harm. The English Hymnal, 1906

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