The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Draw Near, All Ye Faithful

For Christmas

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

Translator:
Other Translations: Adeste, Fideles Translations

Music: "Adeste fideles"
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Source: Robert Corbet Singleton and Edwin George Monk, eds., The Anglican Hymn Book. Second Edition. Revised and Enlarged. (London: Novello, Ewer and Co., 1871), No. 52. Translation occurred in 1870.

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

1. Draw near, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
O haste ye, O haste ye, now to Bethlehem!
See there the Infant, born the King of Angels!

Chorus
O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him, the Christ, the Lord!

2. For He, God of God, He, Light of Light eternal,
Hath not in His love abhorred the Virgin's womb:
Hail Him, true God, begotten, not created. Chorus.

3. Now sing loud Hosannas, all ye choirs of Angels
Now sing all ye blissful sons of Heav'n above!
Glory to God be given in the highest! Chorus.

4. To Thee, blessed Jesu, born this happy morning,
Be glory ascribed by all on earth below!
Word of the Father, now for man Incarnate! Chorus.

Sheet Music: Robert Corbet Singleton and Edwin George Monk, eds., The Anglican Hymn Book. Second Edition. Revised and Enlarged. (London: Novello, Ewer and Co., 1871), No. 52.

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