Sunday, December 5, 2010

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

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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.



Song: ‘Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus’
Words by Charles Wesley
Music by Rowland H. Pritchard

4 comments:

  1. The song has been sung in one of our Christmas cantatas at church. What wonderful words to reflect upon!

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  2. Thanks for posting Charles Wesley's great Christmas hymn--appropriate, since today is the 303rd anniversary of his birth.

    If you enjoy reading about our hymns and their authors, I invite you to check out my daily blog on the subject, Wordwise Hymns. And if you are interested in the stories behind our Christmas carols, I discuss 63 of them in my book, Discovering the Songs of Christmas.

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  3. Everything on your blog is so beautiful this Christmas season! I've enjoyed my visit here so very much. It's so inviting and friendly and cheerful. I wish I could stop by with my tea basket to spend some time chatting 'for real'. Maybe someday --- it's on my list of awesome things!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    Love
    LaTeaDah

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