And though the events of our Thanksgiving week put me behind schedule, it's beginning to look a little like Christmas around here.
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 every nation--
Joy of every longing heart.
Born Thy people to deliver,
Born a Child and yet a King.
Born to reign 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.