Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus

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Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus

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!

Words:  Charles Wesley, 1744
Music: Rowland H. Prichard, 1830

The people had long been expecting their Messiah, this is true.  But when he came he wasn’t anything like what they expected.  In fact, they did not recognize him.  They were expecting a mighty King that leveraged his power and authority to wipe out all those that stood against God and His chosen people.  Instead, Emmanuel came as an ordinary man who leveraged compassion, mercy, grace and love to change the world.

This is an excellent book that tells the story for children (and adults)–Tabitha’s Travels by Arnold Ytreeide

~deil~

Originally posted 2015-12-08 17:25:59.

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