The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Christian People Come

For Christmas

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

Translator: Isaac Gregory Smith, 1856
Other Translations: Adeste, Fideles Translations

Music: "Adeste fideles"
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Source: Isaac Gregory Smith, ed., A Hymn-book for the Services of the Church and for Private Reading. (1856), #3, pp. 11-12.

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

O CHRISTIAN people come, 
And hail this happy morn! 
In Bethlehem for us
This day a King is born. 
With one accord 
O let us all 
In worship fall 
Before the Lord!

The Everlasting Light,
True God and Very Lord, 
A lowly Virgin's womb 
For us has not abhorred. 
With one accord 
O let us all 
In worship fall 
Before the Lord!

O let the song of joy
Be sounding through the sky; 
Ye choirs of angels sing
"All praise to God on high." 
With one accord 
O let us all 
In worship fall 
Before the Lord!

All praise to Him Who came
From highest Heaven this day,--
The Word Divine made Flesh, 
All praise to Him we pay. 
With one accord 
O let us all 
In worship fall 
Before the Lord!

Amen.

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