(Part of a series singing through the hymnbook I grew up with: Great Hymns of the Faith)
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,
Home of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of ev’ry nation,
Joy of ev’ry 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.