Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

Dear Jesus,

Come, Thou long expected Jesus,
Bron 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.

In the name of Jesus, Come.  Amen

Words by Charles Wesley, 1707-1788

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