Listen to the early beginner piano arrangement of Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus.
Watch a performance of the arrangement below.
Charles Wesley (18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788), author of Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus, was an English leader of the Methodist movement, son of Anglican clergyman and poet Samuel Wesley, and the younger brother of Anglican clergyman John Wesley, who founded the Methodist church. Charles Wesley is chiefly remembered for the many hymns he wrote. In the course of his career, Charles Wesley published the words of over six thousand hymns, writing the words for a further two thousand, many of which are still popular. These include:
- And Can It Be That I Should Gain?
- Christ the Lord Is Risen Today
- Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
- Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise
- Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
- Jesus, Lover of My Soul
- Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
- O for a Thousand Tongues to Sing
- Rejoice, the Lord is King
- Ye Servants of God
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