“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:21

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 ev’ry nation,
Joy of ev’ry longing heart.

Verse 2:
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.

 

Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788)
Music: Rowland H. Prichard (1811-1887).  Tune: HYFRYDOL
Words and Music public domain.
pianist: E. Zacek