The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Come, All Ye Faithful

For Christmas

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

Translator: Canon Frederick Oakeley, alt. by Anonymous
Other Translations: Adeste, Fideles Translations

Music: "Adeste fideles"
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Source: The Westminster Hymnal (London: Washbourne, 1912), #5, p. 5

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

Come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O hasten, O hasten to Bethlehem;
See in a manger
The Monarch of angels,
O come and let us worship,
Christ the Lord.

God of God eternal,
Light from light proceeding,
He deigns in the Virgin's womb to lie;
Very God of very God,
Begotten, not created,
O come, &c.

Sing alleluia,
All ye choirs of angels;
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above,
Glory to God
In the highest.
O come, &c.

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning;
To Thee, O Jesus, be glory given;
True Word of the Father,
In our flesh appearing,
O come, &c.

Sheet Music from The Westminster Hymnal

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