Monday, December 1, 2014
Day 2: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
This is one of those carols that isn't *quite* as common. It is still heard fairly frequently, but it isn't up there with "Silent Night". I love all the ones that are a little more melancholy, and this one fills the bill. Not only that, but this one is so old it is overflowing with just the most poetic wording. Lovely!
Link to lyrics: "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus"
or try this one: "Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus"
The Baptist Hymnal (1991): #77
Questions for thoughts and discussion:
1. Do you know how long Jeremiah and Isaiah were written before Jesus' birth? The Israelites had been waiting a long, long time.
2. What would you expect if a king were coming? How would you get ready? Are some of those things that we do to prepare for Christmas?