Come, thou long-expected Jesus (StF 169ii)

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Come, thou long-expected Jesus 

Source: Singing the Faith: 169ii
Words: Charles Wesley
Music: “Cross of Jesus” by John Stainer
Metre: 87.87. (Trochaic)
Verses: 4

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Categories: 87.87. (Trochaic), Advent, Cross of Jesus, Stainer, John, Wesley, Charles.

One Response to Come, thou long-expected Jesus (StF 169ii)

  1. David Miller says:

    I was struck by hearing this sung to Hyfrydol as in this version.

    And, for a completely different; take on these glorious words, there’s Brian Johnson and Gareth Robinson’s version. The Sheet music available here from

    I’ve used this successfully accompanied (rather more gently than the recording!) by a piano, guitar and singer(s)…

    The arrangement came from the critically well-received the album Love Divine: Songs Of Charles Wesley For Today’s Generation  – Available for download, if not on CD any more…

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