The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Come, All Ye Faithful

For Christmas

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

Translation: Frederick Oakeley, altered by William Mercer
Other Translations: Adeste, Fideles Translations

Music: "Adeste fideles"
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Also referred to as the "Portuguese Hymn"

Source: William Mercer, The Church Psalter and Hymn Book. Volume 1. Canticles, Psalter, Hymns. (London: James Nisbet and Co., 1863), #38.

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

O come, all ye faithful,
Joyfully triumphant,
To Bethlehem hasten now with glad accord:
Lo! In a manger
Lies the King of angels
O come, let us adore him. Christ the Lord.

Though true God of true God,
Light of Light eternal.
The womb of a virgin he hath not abhorred:
Son of the Father,
No made, but begotten;
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Raise, raise, choirs of angels,
Songs of loudest triumph.
Through heaven's high arches be your praises poured:
Now to our God be
Glory in the highest;
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Amen, Lord, we bless thee,
Born for our salvation,
O Jesu, for ever be thy name adored:
Word of the Father,
Late in flesh appearing:
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

Sheet Music: William Mercer, The Church Psalter and Hymn Book. Volume 1. Canticles, Psalter, Hymns. (London: James Nisbet and Co., 1863), #38.

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