“To all them that looked for redemption.” Luke 2. 38
C. Wesley 8.7.
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 saints thou art;
Dear desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.
Born thy children to deliver,
Born a child and yet a king;
Born to reign in us for ever,
Now thy gracious kingdom bring.
By thy own eternal Spirit,
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By thy all-sufficient merit,
Raise us to thy glorious throne.