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, Dayspring from on high, appear
Come, thou promised Rod of Jesse, Of thy birth we long to hear!
O’er the hills the angels singing, Glad tidings of a birth
“Go to him, Your praises bringing; Christ the Lord has come to earth.”
Comes 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 all-sufficient merit, Raise us to Thy glorious throne
Raise us to Thy glorious throne