Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
An Introduction will play first, then begin your Psalm.
Come, Thou long expected Jesus Born to set Thy people
From our fears and sins release us, Let us find our rest
Israel's strength and consolation, Hope of all the earth
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
By Thine own eternal Spirit Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all sufficient merit, Raise us to Thy glorious
Come, Almighty, to deliver, Let us all Thy life receive;
Suddenly return, and never, never more thy temples leave.
Thee we would be always blessing, Serve Thee as Thy hosts
Pray, and praise Thee without ceasing, glory in Thy perfect
Words by Charles Wesley, 1744, 1747
Music by Rowland Hugh Prichard, 1855
Page author: Vivian E. Rust, via cgi.org