The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Oh ! Come Ye Faithful, And Your Homage Bring

For Christmas: Matins.

Words: Adeste Fideles, John Francis Wade (c. 1711/2-1786), circa 1743/4
The Latin from Chandler's Volume: Adeste Fideles, No. 42.

Translation by John Chandler
Other Translations: Adeste, Fideles Translations

Music: "Adeste fideles"
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Source: Rev. John Chandler, The Hymns of the Primitive Church (London: John W. Parker, 1837), pp. 46-47.

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

Oh ! come ye faithful, and your homage bring
    To David's town with glad accord;
Behold the Son, behold the angels' King:
    Oh, come ye, and sing praises to the Lord!

For he, the God of God, the Light of Light,
    The Virgin's womb hath not abhorred :
And God is now reveal'd to mortal sight!
    Oh, come ye, and sing praises to the Lord!

And hark ! the angels through the lofty sky
    Their praises to his name afford;
All glory they ascribe to God on high!
    Oh, come ye, and sing praises to the Lord!

Oh, Jesu Virgin-born! thy name shall be,
    On this thy day for aye ador'd !
Incarnate Word of God, we worship Thee !
    Oh, come ye, and sing praises to the Lord!

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