88. 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 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.

Text Information
First Line: Come, thou long-expected Jesus
Title: Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus
Author: Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 87 87
Scripture: Matthew 1:1-17; Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 2:22-40; John 18:33-37; 2 Corinthians 1:2-11; Colossians 1:1-14
Topic: Advent; Kingdom
Notes: Alt tune: CROSS OF JESUS 537
Tune Information
Composer (descant): John W. Wilson (1905-1992)
Harmonizer: William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)
Meter: 87 87
Source: Psalmodia Sacra, Gotha, 1715
Copyright: Descant © Hope Publishing Co.
Notes: Alt setting and higher key 158

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