1. Come, thou long-expected Jesus,
Born to set thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest with thee.
2 Israel's strength and consolation,
Hope of all the saints thou art;
Dear desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.
3 Born thy people to deliver;
Born to be their future King;
Come and reign on earth for ever,
Soon thy gracious kingdom bring.
4 By thine own transforming spirit
Make our bodies like thine own;
Lord, who dost all things inherit,
Raise us to thy glorious throne.
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