The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Ye Faithful, Come Rejoice And Sing

For Christmas

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

Translator: Anonymous

Source: The Crown Hymn Book (London: Thomas Richardson), Hymn 200 (citing "Crown of Jesus," p. 646).

See: Adeste Fideles - Notes On The Carol
Adeste Fideles Translations

Ye faithful, come rejoice and sing,
To Bethlehem your praises bring ;
Behold the new-born angels King :
    Come, let us adore.
    Come, let us adore,
Come, let us adore the Lord.

True God of God, and light of light,
Borne in womb of Virgin bright:
Begot, not made, the God of might:
Come, let us adore, &c.

Angelic choirs, with joy now sing,
Th' heavenly courts with echoes ring,
Glory on high to God our King,
Come, let us adore, &c.

Jesus, whose life this day began.
The Father's co-eternal Son,
Glory to Him be ever sung ;
    Come, let us adore,
    Come, let us adore,
Come, let us adore the Lord.


Also found in James Rankin, The Creed in Scotland (Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1890), p. 125.

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