Come, thou long-expected Jesus
Lyrics Come, O long-expected Jesus,
born to set Your people free;
from our fear and sins release us,
Christ, in whom our rest shall be.
Israel's strength and consolation,
born salvation to impart;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.

Joy to those who long to see thee,
Dayspring from on high, appear;
come, O promised Rod of Jesse,
of Your birth we long to hear!
O’er the hills the angels singing
news, glad tidings of a birth;
Go to Him, your praises bringing;
Christ the Lord has come to earth.

Come to earth to taste our sadness,
He whose glories knew no end;
by His life He brings us gladness,
our Redeemer, Shepherd, Friend.
Leaving riches without number,
born within a cattle stall;
this the everlasting wonder,
Christ was born the Lord of all.

Born Your people to deliver,
born a child, and yet a king;
born to reign in us for ever,
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.

Author: Charles Wesley
Reference: 1 Samuel 15:29; Psalm 34:4; Psalm 34:17-19; Psalm 65:5; Isaiah 9:1-8; Isaiah 11:1-2; Isaiah 35:4; Isaiah 52:7; Isaiah 61:1-6; Daniel 7:13-14; Haggai 2:4; Haggai 2:7; Malachi 3:1-4; Matthew 1:1-25; Matthew 2:1-12; Matthew 11:28-30; Luke 1:32-35; Luke 1:46-55; Luke 1:67-79; Luke 2:1-7; Luke 2:11; Luke 2:22-40; Luke 2:10; Luke 4:18-19; Luke 7:34; John 8:36; John 10:11; John 11:33-37; John 17:24; John 18:33-37; Acts 13:32; Romans 6:22; 2 Corinthians 1:2-11; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Galatians 3:13; Galatians 4:4-7; Ephesians 2:12-13; Colossians 1:1-14; Colossians 1:27; Colossians 3:15; Colossians 3:1; 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10; Hebrews 4:9-11; 2 Peter 1:3-4; Revelation 3; Revelation 22:20;
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