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Come, Thou Long Expected

come, thou long expected jesus

Words: Charles Wesley | Mabel Jones Gabbott

Music: Rowland H. Prichard

Arranged: Rebecca Belliston




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 o'er 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.


Fill our hearts with sweet forgiving,  (Silent night)

Teach us tolerance and love.  (Holy night)

Let our prayers find access to Thee  (All is calm)

In Thy holy courts above.  (Away in a manger)


Then, when we have proven worthy of thy sacrifice divine.

Lord let us regain Thy presence, let Thy glory round us shine.


Come, Thou long expected Jesus, let Thy glory round us shine.

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