A Poor Brother's Hymnal
Friday, November 23, 2007
  Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
“‘The Desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty.” Haggai 2:7

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns for the Na­tiv­i­ty of Our Lord (Lon­don: Will­iam Stra­han, 1745), num­ber 10.

Music: Hy­fry­dol, Row­land H. Pri­chard, 1830 (MI­DI, score). Al­ter­nate tunes:

  • Cross of Je­sus, John Stain­er, 1887 (MI­DI, score)
  • Hal­ton Hol­gate, Wil­liam Boyce, cir­ca 1765 (MI­DI, score)
  • St. Hilary, anonymous (MI­DI, score)
  • Stuttgart, Christ­ian F. Witt, 1715; adapt­ed by Hen­ry J. Gaunt­lett (1805-1876) (MI­DI, score)
  • Wilson, ar­ranged from Fe­lix Men­dels­sohn in The Meth­od­ist Hymn­al (New York: The Meth­od­ist Book Con­cern, 1905), num­ber 116 (MI­DI, score)

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.

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