Sunday, December 02, 2007

♪ Psalms & Hymns & Spiritual Songs ♪

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 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.

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Hymns for the Na­tiv­i­ty of Our Lord (Lon­don: Will­iam Stra­han, 1745), num­ber 10.
Music: Hy­fry­dol,
Row­land H. Pri­chard, 1830 (MI­DI, score)

Source: CyberHymnal

I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,' says the LORD Almighty. Haggai 2:7

2 comments:

Elise said...

Beautiful, Cindee! I really love Charles Wesley hymns. And that scripture ties it all together so beautifully!

Roberta said...

We are focusing on this hymn this week, as well as O Come O Come Emmanuel, and play the CD that comes with the book O Come All Ye Faithful by Joni Earekson Tada. We try to sing along but none of us can seem to reach that high with our squeaky voiceboxes.