Jason C. Stanley

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Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

This is one of my favorite hymns written by Charles Wesley.  I use it often as a prayer.

Come, thou long-expected Jesus, born to set they people free; from our fears and sins release us, let us find our rest in thee.  Israel’s strength and consolation, hope for all the earth thou art; dear desire of every nation, joy of every longing heart.

Born they 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.

from the United Methodist Hymnal, #196


  1. That is one of my favorite hymn/poems too.

    • Thanks for reading. We sang this hymn today in church. I feel like it is an appropriate one in light of recent events.

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