The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Approach, All Ye Faithful

For Christmas

Words: Adeste Fideles, John Francis Wade (c. 1711/2-1786), circa 1743/4

"Translated by C.," 1845 for the Irvingite Churches.
Other Translations: Adeste, Fideles Translations

Music: "Adeste fideles"
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Source: Hymns for Use of the Churches. Second Edition. (London: Strangeways and Walden, 1871), Hymn #3.

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

Approach, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem!
The New-born there is King and Lord of angels:
O come with adoration, O come with adoration,
O come with adoration, and worship the Lord!

True God of God, true Light of Light,
Born of a virgin, very Man,
Yea, very God, begotten, and not made.
O come with adoration, O come with adoration,
O come with adoration, and worship the Lord!

Sing Hallelujah! Glorious choir of angels:
Ye courts of heaven, be filled with song:
Glory to God, all glory in the highest.
O come with adoration, O come with adoration,
O come with adoration, and worship the Lord!

To Thee, who on this joyous day wast born,
To Thee be glory, Jesu Lord,
Word of the Eternal Father, Word Incarnate!
O come with adoration, O come with adoration,
O come with adoration, and worship the Lord!
Hallelujah!

Note:

Also occurs in the 1864 edition of this hymnal, and also found in H. Tripp, ed., Hymns for Young and Old, Adapted to the Seasons and Offices of the Church, Selected by a Clergyman (1858), Hymn 37, pp. 35-36.

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