204 - 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.
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 Thy all sufficient merit,
Raise us to thy glorious throne.