The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Be Present, Ye Faithful

For Christmas

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

Translation: John Mason Neale, alt.
Compare: Be Present, Ye Faithful (Neale)
Translations: Adeste, Fideles Translations

Music: "Adeste fideles"
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Source: Rev. Richard R. Chope, Carols For Use In Church (London: William Clowes & Sons, Complete Edition, 1894), Carol #25

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

1. Be present, ye faithful,
Joyful and triumphant,
And hasten, and hasten to Bethlehem,
He lies in a Manger,
The Monarch of Angels.
O come let us adore Him!
O come let us adore Him!
O Come let us adore the Lord with them.

2. Very God of Very God,
Light of Light Eternal;
The Virgin's womb He hath not abhorred;
True God Everlasting,
Not made but Begotten.
O come let us adore Him!
O come let us adore Him!
O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

3. Sing, Chorus of Angels,
Sing, in exultation,
Thro' Heaven's wide Court be your praises poured
To God in the Highest,
Be honour and Glory;
O come let us adore Him!
O come let us adore Him!
O come let us worship our God and Lord.

4. Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy Morning!
For ever, O Christ, be Thy Name adored,
True Word of the Father,
Late in flesh appearing.
O come let us adore Him!
O come let us adore Him!
O come let us worship our God and Lord.

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