The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hither, Ye Faithful, Adoring, Triumphant

For Christmas

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

Translator: T. O. Summers
Other Translations: Adeste, Fideles Translations

Music: "Adeste fideles"
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Source: Thos. O. Summers, ed., Songs of Zion: a supplement to the Hymn-book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Revised and Enlarged Edition. (Nashville, TN: A.H. Redford, 1874), #6, p. 11.

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

Hither, ye faithful, adoring, triumphant,
Come, come and your off'ring to Bethlehem bring;
Lo! He is born who is monarch of angels:
O come, let us worship the sovereign King.

He is the God of God, Light of Light, own him,
Though he from the womb of the Virgtin doth spring;
He is the true God, not made but begotten:
O come, let us worship the sovereign King.

Now the glad chorus of angels is singing,
O how the great palace clestial doth ring!
Let there be glory to God in the highest:
O come, let us worship the sovereign King.

Jesus, because of thy birth we extol thee,
This day shall thy people their offerings bring:
Word of the Father, eternal, incarnate:
O come, let us worship the sovereign King.

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