|OK, it's really an Advent song, but conversations with Romeocat about her Advent posts on Cathouse Chat have made me hungry to post it. Here's the tune (HYFERDOL) by Rowland Prichard performed by an artist whose name I can't recall (If you know who played this performance, please let me know. I probably pulled it off a CD years ago, but going through stacks and stacks of Christmas CDs is just... not gonna happen. heh). Below the media player, the words by Charles Wesley:
(This tune feels so good, I almost want to just loop it and let it play constantly... )
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.
Such a joyous tune mated with wonderfully, triumphantly hopeful lyrics. A perfect match.