Wolves At The Gate – Come Thou Long Expected Jesus Lyrics

Come Thou Long Expected Jesus Lyrics – Wolves At The Gate

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

Joy to those who long to see thee, Day spring from on high, appear
Come, thou promised Rod of Jesse, of thy birth we long to hear
Over the hills the angels singing news, glad tidings of a birth
Go to him, your praises bringing
Christ the Lord has come to earth

Come to earth to taste our sadness, he whose glories knew no end
By his life he brings us gladness, our Redeemer, Shepherd, Friend
Leaving riches without number, born within a cattle stall
This the everlasting wonder, Christ was born the Lord of all

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 own sufficient merit, raise us to Thy glorious throne