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 ev'ry nation,
Joy of every longing heart.
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4 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 (stanzas 1, 4):||Charles Wesley (1744)|
|Author:||Mark E. Hunt (1978)|
|Scripture:||Haggai 2:7; Luke 2:25|
|Topic:||Jesus Christ: His Advent; Christ: Kingdom of|
|Copyright:||Text of stanzas 2 & 3 © 1978, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Used by permission.|
|Composer:||Rowland Hugh Pritchard (1855)|