The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Adeste Fideles

Words by Isaac Watts from Psalm 92, 1782

Music: J. F. Wade
Meter: 8 8 8 8 10 8

1. Lord, 'tis a pleasant thing to stand
In gardens planted by thine hand;
Let me within thy courts be seen,
Like a young cedar, like a young cedar,
Like a young cedar, fresh and green.

2. There grown thy saints with faith and love
Blest with thy infl'ence from above;
Not Lebanon, with all its trees,
Yields such a comely sight as these.

3. The plants of grace shall ever live:
(Nature decays, but grace must thrive)
Time, which doth all things else impair,
Still makes them flourish strong and fair.

4. Laden with fruits of age, they show
The Lord is holy, just and true:
None who attend his gates shall find
A God unfaithful or unkind.


If you would like to help support Hymns and Carols of Christmas, please click on the button below and make a donation.

Related Hymns and Carols