Hello, Song Leaders!
Here’s a final hymn for Advent, “Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus.”
We’ve set the words to a to a tune you might have sung with the text “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling . . . ”
Here’s the sheet music. Come Thou Long Expected Jesus.
And here’s a practice recording — Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus — with a piano playing all four parts. Because it’s so short, only two verses, we might break our usual custom of waiting until verse 2 to add harmony. Depending on your sense of the group’s ability to find their way through it, you can invite people to break into parts right away. If you do that, make sure that you or some other strong singers are going to hold down the melody to guide less familiar people through the hymn.
Thank you for leading!