The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Hither, Ye Faithful, Haste With Songs of Triumph

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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Meter: 11s and 10s

Source: John Henry Hobart, ed., A Companion for the Festivals and Fasts of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Principally Selected and Altered from Nelson's Companion for the Festivals and Fasts of the Church of England (New York: T. & J. Swords, 1804), p. 135.

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

Praise for the Incarnation.

Hither, ye faithful, haste with songs of triumph;
To Bethlehem haste, the Lord of life to meet:
To you this day is born a Prince and Saviour --
O come and let us worship at his feet.

O Jesus! for such wond'rous condescension
Our thanks and praise are an offering meet;
Now is the word made flesh, and dwells among us,
O come and let us worship at his feet.

Shout his Almighty name, ye choirs of angels,
Let the celestial courts his praise repeat:
Unto our God be glory in the highest;
O come and let us worship at his feet.

Note:

Also found, with slight differences, in A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: Designed to Aid in the Devotions of Prayer, Conference, and Camp-Meetings (Windsor, VT: N.C. Goddard, 1836), Hymn 89, p. 125. Line 2 of verse 2 in this hymnal reads: "Our praise and reverence are an offering mete."

Also found, with slight differences, in Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (Philadelphia: Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1843.), #174, pp. 127-128.

Also found in Thos. O. Summers, ed., Songs of Zion: a supplement to the Hymn-book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Revised and Enlarged Edition. (Nashville, TN: A.H. Redford, 1874), #7, pp. 11-12.

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