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.
Born to die for lowly sinners,
Bruised to crush the serpent's curse,
Raised to life to heal the nations,
Raised to grant our spirits birth.
Come thou shining, righteous Saviour,
Come make heav'n and earth anew.
Come to claim your saints forever,
Evermore to live in you.
Original Words: Charles Wesley.
Additional words © Ben Slee 2017.
CCLI Song #7142646