Day 2: Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

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.

Wow!  Short but so powerful!  
In this sweet Christmas hymn, Jesus is exalted as our Savior, our Source of rest, our Strength, our Consolation, our Hope, our Joy, and our King--deserving of all our adoration, praise, and submission! Don't you long for THIS WONDERFUL PRINCE OF PEACE to RULE in your heart, both today and forever??? 
He is our ALL SUFFICIENT MERIT--we have none of our own and have no need of it since His righteousness is credited to our account! 
Let us find our rest in Him today, the desire and joy of our longing hearts!

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