Posts Tagged ‘Christmas hymns’

I love the second verse!

heard the bells

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One of my favorite Sundays of the year as a child was the first Sunday of Advent when we would sing this song:

o come o come

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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 they 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. Amen.
Charles Wesley, 1744

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