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Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Words by Charles Wesley (1707-1788), 1745
Tune: HYFRYDOL, by Rowland H. Prichard, 1830
Key signature: F major (1 flat)
Time signature: 3/4
Public Domain
Organ Performance at Hymns Without Words
1. 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.