Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

[Verse 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 every nation

Joy of every longing heart


[Verse 2]

Joy to those who long to see Thee

Dayspring from on high appear

Come thou promised Rod of Jesse

Of Thy birth we long to hear

O'er the hills the angels singing 

News, glad tidings of a birth

Go to Him, your praises bringing

Christ the Lord has come to earth


[Verse 3]

Come to earth to taste our sadness

He whose glories knew no end

By His life He brings us gladness

Our redeemer, shepherd, friend

Leaving riches without number

Born within a cattle stall

This the everlasting wonder

Christ was born the Lord of all


[Verse 4]

Born Thy people to deliver

Born a child and yet a king

Born to reign in us forever

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


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Words: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)