As old fashioned as it is we still love to sing the old hymns.They stir our soul and point our heart to our precious Saviour. They were written by men and women of God who knew what it was to walk with Him and had a deep love for their Saviour and His word. They are a goodly heritage and a treasure trove of hidden riches and in our humble opinion should not be forsaken in our worship services.
Now, having put that out there, over the next few weeks we are going to share with you some of our favourite Christmas hymns.
The first of these is; ‘Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus..’
This beautiful hymn was written by Charles Wesley.
It is usually sung in the weeks preceding Christmas as it speaks of the song writer’s desire for the Saviour to come.
The first verse says;
” 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.”
And the chorus goes on to say;
” Israel’s strength and consolation, Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart.”
Is this the prayer of your heart today? Even so as we can see His Second coming is imminent.
Follow the link below to read more about this beautiful hymn and it’s author and to hear it’s tune if you are not familiar with it. You will also find the sheet music and lyrics there.
Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus – Hymnary.org