296. Come, O Long-Expected Jesus

1 Come, O long-expected Jesus,
Born to set your people free!
From our fears and sins release us,
You in whom our rest shall be.

2 Israel's strength and consolation,
Hope to all the earth impart;
Dear desire of ev'ry nation,
Joy of ev'ry longing heart.

2 Born your people to deliver,
Born a child and yet a king:
Born to reign in us forever,
Now your gracious kingdom bring.

4 By your own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By your all-sufficient merit
Raise us to your glorious throne.

Text Information
First Line: Come, O long-expected Jesus
Title: Come, O Long-Expected Jesus
Author: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Second Coming; The Liturgical Year: Advent (Sundays and Weekdays)
Tune Information
Adapter: Henry J. Gauntlett, 1805-1876
Arranger: Henry J. Gauntlett, 1805-1876
Meter: 87 87
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Christian F. Witt's Psalmodia Sacra, 1715

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