262. Come, O Long-Expected jesus

1 Come, O long-expected Jesus,
born to set your people free;
from our fears and sins release us;
O, in you our rest shall be.
Israel's strength and consolation,
hope to all the earth impart,
dear desire of ev'ry nation,
joy of ev'ry longing heart.

2 Born your people to deliver,
born a child and yet a king,
born to reign in us forever,
now your gracious kingdom bring.
By your own eternal Spirit
rule in all our hearts alone;
by your all-sufficient merit
raise us to your glorious throne.

Text Information
First Line: Come, O long-expected Jesus
Title: Come, O Long-Expected jesus
Author: Charles Wesley (1744 alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Advent; Christian year--Advent
Tune Information
Composer: John Thommen (1745)
Meter: Trochaic
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Herrnhut (c. 1735); C. Gregor Choralbuch (1784)
Notes: Alternate key, hymn 330 167 A in 1891 Offices of Worship and Hymns

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