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 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.


Words: Charles Wesley (1707-1788), 1744

MIDI: Stuttgart

Meter: 87 87

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 047 Frankfort  
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins)      
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 066 Expectation  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 640 Cross of Jesus, Halton Holgate  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 134 Cross of Jesus  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 109 Gotha  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 048 Stuttgart  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 048 Stuttgart  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 048 Rathbun, Stuttgart  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 048 Stuttgart  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 048 Expectation, Stuttgart  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 048 Bergen, Stuttgart  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904      
The English Hymnal, 1906      
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 432 Emmanuel, Gotha, Love divine  
The Hymnal 1916 055 Stuttgart  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 Children's 082 Bilston  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 065 Expectation, Hyfrydol  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
047 St. Nicolas, Stuttgart  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 041 Clevedon, Hyfrydol  
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 548 Stuttgart  
The Hymnal 1940 001 Stuttgart  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 054 Cross of Jesus  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955 183 St. Andrew (Thorne)  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 043 Hyfrydol  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 086 Cross of Jesus  
The Hymn Book 1971 389 Stuttgart  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 200 Stuttgart  
The Hymnal 1982 066 Stuttgart  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 031 Cross of Jesus  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 003 Cross of Jesus, Halton Holgate  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 052 Cross of Jesus Text modernized
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 098 Cross of Jesus, Halton Holgate  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 088 Stuttgart  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 272 Stuttgart  
Sing Glory, 1999 335 Cross of Jesus  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 102 Stuttgart  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 024 Cross of Jesus  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 128 Cross of Jesus, Halton Holgate  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 119 Cross of Jesus, Halton Holgate  

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