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.
|First Line:||Come, thou long-expected Jesus|
|Title:||Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus|
|Author:||Charles Wesley (1744)|
|Topic:||Advent Season; Jesus Christ: Deliverer|
|Composer:||Rowland H. Prichard|
|Arranger:||Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)|
|Copyright:||Music used by permission of Oxford University Press|