- Album: From Advent to Epiphany Volume 1
- Tune: Cross of Jesus
- Meter: 87 87
- Style: Victorian Hymn
- Composer: John Stainer (1840 – 1901)
- Lyricist: Charles Wesley (1707 – 1788)
- Church Year: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
- Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
- Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.
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Hymn – Come, Thou long expected Jesus -Lyrics
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.