The Presbyterian Hymnal: Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs


Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

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.

2.  Israel's strength and consolation, 
    Hope of all the earth Thou art;
    Dear desire of every nation, 
    Joy of every longing heart.

3.  Born Thy people to deliver, 
    Born a child and yet a King,
    Born to reign in us forever, 
    Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.

4.  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, 1744
MUSIC: Witt's Psalmodia Sacra,1715; alt.
Scripture: Haggai 2:7
Theme: Advent