Text Based On Isaiah Chapter 9 (KJV)
Of the increase of his government
and peace there shall be no end,...
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will
Words: Charles Wesley: 1707-1788
Music: Christian F. Witt: 1660-1716
Stuttgart (87.87) v4/G
COME, THOU LONG EXPECTED JESUS
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.