196. 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.
Israel's strength and consolation,
Hope of all the earth thou art;
Dear Desire of ev'ry nation,
Joy of every longing heart.

[Stanzas 2 & 3 protected by copyright]

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.

Text Information
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)
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: Haggai 2:7; Luke 2:25
Topic: Jesus Christ: His Advent; Christ: Kingdom of
Language: English
Copyright: Text of stanzas 2 & 3 © 1978, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Used by permission.
Tune Information
Composer: Rowland Hugh Pritchard (1855)
Key: F Major

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