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A Sung Communion for the Season of Advent - Updated - Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Note : I recently updated my "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus" text from Singing at the Table for our Advent Lessons and Carols service at Drew Theological School. (You can hear the liturgy at the end of our service here .) A Sung Communion Liturgy  for the Season of Advent/Lessons and Carols (Tune: HYFRYDOL, 87.87 D, UMH #196) Text: Beth Quick, 2019, 2023.  Incorporating phrases from “Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus,” Charles Wesley, 1744, and “Comfort, Comfort, O My People,” Johann Olearius, 1671, Catherine Winkworth, trans.  To the table, you’re invited.  Lift your hearts to God and sing.  Praise to God, who has created  All the earth, each living thing.  God, we lift our hearts in longing as we trek the Advent road. Seeking peace, yet still we struggle.  Crumbling under sorrow’s load.  Holy, Holy, you are Holy! Blessed is the One who comes.  All your works are full of glory. Join in the unending hymn: Sing Hosanna! Sing Hosanna!  Now your gracious kin-dom bring.  Child of