‘Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus’

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“Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” by Charles Wesley

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.