The Desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord Almighty.@Haggai 2:7
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Charles Wesley (1707–1788)

Charles Wes­ley, Hymns for the Na­ti­vi­ty of Our Lord and New Year’s Day (Lon­don: Will­iam Stra­han, 1745), num­ber 10.

Hy­fry­dol Row­land H. Pri­chard, 1830 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Rowland H. Prichard (1811–1887)

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.