Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"Come Thou Long Expected Jesus"

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 ev'ry nation, Joy of ev'ry 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.

Words: Charles Wesley (1745
Music: Rowland H. Prichard (1830)

Listen to the tune here.

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1 comment:

Jodi said...

What a lovely reminder as we head into the Christmas season, Cathy. Christ was born that He might die; He died to give us life.