Author of the Lyrics
The author of the encouraging
words of the "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus" lyrics, Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707-March 29, 1788),
was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, England and
achieved fame as a leader of the Methodist movement and his prolific hymn writing of over 6000 hymns.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Come Thou Long Expected Jesus", Rowland Huw Prichard (January 14, 1811-January 25, 1887),
was born in Bala, North Wales and
became famous as a musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Charles Wesley (December 18, 1707
to March 29, 1788)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: Rowland Huw Prichard (January 14, 1811 to
January 25, 1887)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Come, Thou long expected Jesus Born to set Thy people free"
First Publication Date:
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus Lyrics
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.
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.