Latinised Hymns

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 for ever;
Now thy gracious kingdom bring.

By thy own eternal spirit,
Rule in all our hearts alone:
By thy all-sufficient merit,
Raise us to thy glorious throne.

C. Wesley

Veni, Jesus expectate
liberator hominum!
Culpa solve nos, et a te
detur nobis otium.

Firmas Iacob et solaris,
unus orbi spem parans;
gentibus desideraris,
supplices laetificans.

Nate populi salvator
idem rector et puer,
sempiterne moderator,
iura nobis alma fer.

Semper inspirare volens
solus intra nos rege,
daque nobis omnipollens
iuxta te considere.