The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Approach, Ye Faithful, Come With Exultation

For Christmas

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

Translator: Unknown

Source: Hymns, Following The Course of the Christian Seasons. Second Edition. (London: J. & C. Mozley, 1856), Hymn 21, pp. 16-17.

See: Adeste Fideles - Notes On The Carol
Adeste Fideles Translations

1. Approach, ye faithful, come with exultation,
Come ye, in Bethlehem behold the Lord:
The Lord of angels born for our salvation.
    O come, ye faithful, come with glad accord,
    With adoration come before the Lord !

2. Sing Hallelujah, let the court of heaven
Ring with the angel chorus Praise the Lord;
To God be glory in the highest given.
    O come, ye faithful, come with glad accord,
    With adoration come before the Lord!

3. Therefore, O Jesus, unto Thee be glory,
For Thou wert born this day, Incarnate Word !
Word of the Eternal Father, we adore Thee :
    O come, ye faithful, come with glad accord,
    With adoration come before the Lord !

Note:

First publication was by Jane E. Leeson, Christian Child's Book (1848), together with Hymn #12, "Approach, ye faithful, and with glad accord."

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