Christmas Songs Countdown Day 26- Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

I recently rediscovered this song!  Love it.  Here are the lyrics.

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.

We will talk through the lyrics.  What does it mean to expect and wait on something.  What are some things we’ve had to wait on?  Is it hard or easy to wait?  We are also going to use our nativity box we have, What Jesus Wants for Christmas (available at Amazon).  This is a great tool.  We read the story and open a box one at a time throughout the story.

Our fun activity for today is going to the Nutcracker!  I am taking my daughter to see her first ballet today and the boys are going to have man time!


About mochellysue

I am former kindergarten teacher now a stay at home mom of two wonderful kids! My husband and I have been married for almost ten great years.

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