1 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 ev'ry waiting heart!
2 Born thy people to deliver,
Born a child, and yet a king;
Born to reign in us for ever,
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.