The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Come, All Ye Faithful

For Christmas

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

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

Music: "Adeste fideles"
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Source: The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), #28.
Compare: O Come, All Ye Faithful (The English Hymnal, #614,
with the addition of translation of stanzas 3, 4, 6, based on W. T. Brooke in the Altar Hymnal, 1884.)

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

1. O come, all ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
O Come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him,
Born the King of Angels;

Refrain
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

2. God of God,
Light of Light,
Lo! he abhors not the Virginís womb;
Very God,
Begotten not created.

3. Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation;
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God,
In the highest;

4. Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning;
Jesu , to Thee be glory given;
Word of the Father,
Now in flesh appearing.

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