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
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
I posted a second time re the music composer, but it seems to have disappeared into the ether.
Thanks for popping it up. LOL!
Old Chinese proverb says, “Patience. In time the grass becomes milk.”
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