Music of the Day – Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus

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4 Responses to Music of the Day – Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus

  1. Lucille says:

    Lovely rendition. Thanks, Stella!

    Whether it be a modern or traditional interpretation, the beautiful music and worshipful words touch the heart and soul.

    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 every longing heart.

    2. 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.
    Charles Wesley, pub.1745
    copyright status is Public Domain

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    • Lucille says:

      The Scripture reference is Haggai 2:7 – “And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts.” (King James Version)

      The tune: “Hydrydol” means “cheerful” in Welsh and was written by Rowland H. Prichard in 1830. See: https://hymndescants.org/hyfrydol for other information and a lovely pipe organ/choir rendition.

      And a music-only scenery vid: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

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    • Lucille says:

      I posted a second time re the music composer, but it seems to have disappeared into the ether.

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