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Michael Cox Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

2-part, 2-part mixed
Original Publication
Sewanee Composer's Project - Vol. 03
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)

Two-part (mixed) choir with bongos and/or conga drum. A setting of the tune Psalm 42 ("Comfort, comfort ye my people") from the Genevan Psalter.   Rhythmically decisive and exciting.

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, raise us to thy glorious throne.


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