Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
David Ashley White

Composer David Ashley White
Text Charles Wesley, 1744
Voicing SATB, organ
Lectionary usage Advent
Price $1.95 (U.S.)
Length Released 6/18
Catalog no. 405-145
Difficulty Mod. easy

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The original version of this Advent anthem by David Ashley White is scored for two-part choir (405-144). The composer has created an SATB version that still maintains the easy and natural part-writing.

Anthem text
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 for ever,
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.

--Charles Wesley, 1744

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"Some years ago, anthems specifically for the First Sunday after the Epiphany were hard to come by, but To Jordan came and Come, you lovers of the Feasts are two worthy additions to this slim repertoire. To Jordan came is at the opposite end of the spectrum from Bertalot; with restrained imagination, Earle Copes builds a persuasive case for his vision of the tune (CHRIST UNSER HERR ZUM JORDAN KAM)." ­AAM Journal, Dec. 1994



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