1. Come, O long expected Jesus,
Born to set Your people free;
From our sins and fears release us;
By Your death on Calvary.
2. Born your people to deliver;
Born a child and yet a King!
Born to reign in us forever,
Now Your gracious kingdom bring.
3. By your own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By your all sufficient merit
Raise us to your glorious throne.
Text: Charles Wesley, 1707.32, alt. CROSS OF JESUS Tune and Setting: John Stainet, 1840-1901 87 87