Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church - Marshfield, WI

Advent 2023: December 22 - Hymn

Friday, December 22nd: Hymn and Reflect

Hymns are a great way to pray.  Our hymn for today is #338 Come Thou Long Expected Jesus.  Read these verses as a prayer:

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 ev’ry nation, joy of ev’ry 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.

As we approach the end of this devotion and of our time in Advent, take a look back at Proverbs 8, Isaiah 52-53, Exodus 40/1 Kings 7-8, and also Psalm 110.  How do we see and find Jesus in these Scriptures?