472. 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 for ever,
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
Author: Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2008
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Christ Risen: Coming Again; Christ Incarnate: Promise of the Messiah; Christian Year: Advent
Tune Information
Name: STUTTGART
Meter: 87 87
Key: G Major
Source: Melody in C.F. Witt's Psalmodia Sacra, Gotha, 1715, adapted



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