Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Today is the 300th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Wesley. As we ‘pass this way but once’ we wistfully think of what we might leave behind. I’d gladly settle for Wesley’s legacy of hymns written on the hearts of generations of people of faith and almost/becoming faith. It seems to me that hymns are the great engines which teach faith and engender hope – to sing our faith in the great hymns is to imprint it on heart and mind and soul.

So as we sing in this Advent season, ‘Come thou long-expected Jesus, born to set thy people free’, we are moving towards, ‘Hark, the Herald Angels sing, Glory to the new-born King.’

+David

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s