Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus



This beautiful Welsh hymn tune has been set to numerous lyrics including Jesus! What a Friend for Sinners; Our Great Savior; and, in this arrangement, Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus. The lilting melody makes it a wonderful source for piano solo music. This arrangement draws on the Welsh flavor of the original melody by using the Mixolydian mode. The middle section is a spirited passage which places the melody in a syncopated upper line. The final section presents a triumphant close which echoes back to the opening Mixolydian mode.

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