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Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Advent Series 3 Reading Plan

The hymn “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” traditionally sung at Christmas time was written by Charles Wesley and first published in 1744 as part of a collection to celebrate the nativity of the Lord Jesus Christ. It expresses that eager expectation in the promised One’s coming to redeem the world.

This hymn serves as the theme for the Advent season, upon which the forthcoming devotionals build. We will meditate on that unfolding thread that weaves itself throughout the Old Testament and culminates in the person and work of Jesus Christ - God’s promise to dwell with us, to be our God and we His people.