by Mike Deguzman
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.
Small Group Questions:
1.As you look through Matthew 1:1-17, which of the names in there stand out? Why?
2.What hope do you find in looking at Jesus’ bloodline?
3.What hope do you find in the lyrics of Come Thou Long Expected Jesus that cause you to long for His return?