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Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Words by Charles Wesley, 1744
Music by Rowland Prichard, 1830

night sky just before dawn

“But when the fullness of the time had come,
God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
to redeem those who were under the law,
that we might receive the adoption as sons.”
(Galatians 4:4-5)

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.

2.   Joy to those who long to see Thee
         Day-spring 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!”

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.

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.

"Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus"
Words by Charles Wesley, 1744
Hymn Tune: HYFRYDOL (
Music by Rowland Prichard, 1830

©Public Domain

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