1 Come, O long-expected Jesus,
born to set your people free;
from our fears and sins release us;
O, in you our rest shall be.
Israel's strength and consolation,
hope to all the earth impart,
dear desire of ev'ry nation,
joy of ev'ry longing heart.
2 Born your people to deliver,
born a child and yet a king,
born to reign in us forever,
now your gracious kingdom bring.
By your own eternal Spirit
rule in all our hearts alone;
by your all-sufficient merit
raise us to your glorious throne.
|First Line:||Come, O long-expected Jesus|
|Title:||Come, O Long-Expected jesus|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1744 alt.)|
|Topic:||Advent; Christian year--Advent|
|Composer:||John Thommen (1745)|
|Source:||Herrnhut (c. 1735); C. Gregor Choralbuch (1784)|
|Notes:||Alternate key, hymn 330 167 A in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns|