183. 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 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.

Text Information
First Line: Come, thou long-expected Jesus
Title: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
Author: Charles Wesley (1744)
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture: ;
Topic: Hymns with Descants
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer (desc.): John Wilson
Composer (melody, later form): C. F. Witt (1715)
Key: F Major
Copyright: Descant used by permission of Oxford University Press

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