Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hymn: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

With musical setting that the Baby Jesus prefers:

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.

1 comment:

  1. I miss my days in a handbell choir. The Baby Jesus did tell me that that's his preferred hymn tune, however it always makes me think of "Alleluia, Sing to Jesus."