The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Ye Faithful, Come, Triumphant Come

For Christmas

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

Translator: Anonymous
Other Translations: Adeste, Fideles Translations

Music: "Adeste fideles"
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Source: A Society of Churchmen, The Orthodox Churchman's Magazine; or, A Treasury of Divine and Useful Knowledge. Vol. IX. From July to December, 1805. (London: Barnard and Sultzer, 1805), p. 390.

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

Ye faithful, come, triumphant come,
To Bethlehem repair?
Behold the King of angels born;
Adore the Lord with prayer.

Him, God of god, and Light of light,
A spotless virgin bore;
True Diety, begot, not made:
Come let us him adore.

To thee, O Jesus, this day born,
Be glorious anthems sung;
th' eternal Word of God made flesh,
Be prais'd by ev'ry tongue.

Now let the holy host of heav'n
The cdheerful chorus raise;
Praise in the highest to the Lord,
Hi let all nations praise.

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