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.                      

Written by Charles Wesley