1 Come, O long-expected Jesus,
born to set your people free!
from our fears and sins release us,
Christ in whom our rest shall be.

2 Israel's strength and consolation,
born salvation to impart;
dear desire of every nation,
joy of every longing heart.

3 Born your people to deliver,
born a child, and yet a king;
born to reign in us for ever,
now your gracious kingdom bring:

4 By your own eternal Spirit
rule in our hearts alone;
by your all-sufficient merit
raise us to your glorious throne.

Jubilate Hymns version of Come, thou long-expected Jesus , Charles Wesley (1707 - 1788)
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