Christian Hymns/Come Thou, Long Expected Jesus

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  • Author: Charles Wesley
  • Source: Hymns for the Nativity of Our Lord

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Hymn Tune(s):

  • Hyfrydol
  • Jefferson
  • Stuttgart

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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.

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.