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Words by Charles Wesley (1707-1788), 1745Tune: HYFRYDOL, by Rowland H. Prichard, 1830Key signature: F major (1 flat)Time signature: 3/4Public DomainOrgan Performance at Hymns Without Words1. 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.2. 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.Added verses by Mark E. Hunt, 1978 are under copyright, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship 1978.