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Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Advent and Christmas with Charles Wesley

ISBN: 9780819222503

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This volume offers Advent and Christmas meditations based on the seasonal hymns of Charles Wesley—including “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus.” Each daily meditation, keyed to the scripture reading for the day and portions of Wesley’s texts, concludes with a brief prayer based on the day’s theme. Reflective material places Wesley within his rich Anglican heritage. These Daily readings are between 500 and 600 words in length, and perfect for starting out or ending each day of Advent alone or with the family.

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“The Savior of the world does not disregard our futile efforts to be eloquent in prayer or persuasive in argument; rather, he welcomes our faltering attempt to live as he lived, for peace, justice, and love on earth. Rather than ridicule us for our weakness or condemn the transparent brokenness of our lives, Jesus affirms the goodness of God’s original creation in each of us and elicits our most noble qualities by displaying the majesty of his glorious face.” (Page 81)

“Rather than attempting to explain the incarnation in philosophical terms, as if to master the inexplicable, kenosis describes the lengths to which God’s love will go to reach us where we are.” (Page 46)

“Isaac Watts, claimed that one of Charles’s hymns, ‘Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown,’ celebrating the ‘Pure, Universal Love of God,’ was worth all the hymns he himself had ever penned.” (Page viii)

“Our problem rests not in God’s absence; rather, it relates to our failure to recognize God’s presence, mercy, and grace that are already in our lives.” (Page 27)

“Advent prepares us for the coming of Christ. This season is like a gradual ascent up a mountain path, leading to a vision of unparalleled splendor.” (Page xii)

  • Title: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Advent and Christmas with Charles Wesley
  • Author: Paul Wesley Chilcote
  • Publisher: Morehouse Publishing
  • Print Publication Date: 2007
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Advent › Meditations; Christmas › Meditations; Wesley, Charles, 1707-1788 › Poetry
  • ISBNs: 9780819222503, 081922250X
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.devotional
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-29T22:50:58Z

Paul Wesley Chilcote is author of Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Advent and Christmas with Charles Wesley. He is president of the Charles Wesley Society and professor of historical theology and Wesleyan studies director, Center for Applied Wesleyan Studies, at Ashland Theological Seminary.


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  1. Glenn Crouch

    Glenn Crouch


    This has been an excellent addition to my devotional time over Advent and the 12 days of Christmas. I've long been a big fan of Charles Wesley's Hymns, and the Author has combined them with appropriate Scripture and Reflection, to make this quite a worthwhile devotion.


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