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 every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.
3 Born Thy people to deliver,
Born a child and yet a King,
Born to reign in us forever,
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.
|First Line:||Come, Thou long-expected Jesus|
|Title:||Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1744)|
|Source:||Witt's Psalmodia Sacra, 1715; alt.|