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Daniel E. Gawthrop Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

Unaccompanied [a cappella]
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)

SSATB Choir a cappella. Here's a new Advent motet by Dan Gawthrop that puts the "lush" in "luscious!" It is lovely, elegant, enchanting, and (dare we say it... yes) pulchritudinous! (Take that, J.W. Pepper! We use words like that because we can.)

Text by Charles Wesley.

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.


Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
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