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: Rev. J. Ellerton; written for and first published in Church Hymns, 1871.
Other Translations: Adeste, Fideles Translations

Music: "Adeste fideles"
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Source: Church Hymns (London: The Tract Committee of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1871), #85, p. 71.

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

Let us now go even unto Bethlehem. St. Luke ii. 15.

1. Oh, come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
Oh, come ye, Oh, come ye, to Bethlehem!
Born upon earth behold the King of Angels!

Oh, come let us adore Him,
Oh, come, let us adore Him,
Oh, come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!

2. He, God of God, and Light of Light begotten,
Comes to the world as a maiden's Child:
He, Very God, begotten not created: Chorus.

3. Sing, Choir of Angels; raise your hymn of triumph;
Sing, ye that stand around the Throne on high;
Glory to God, all glory in the highest! Chorus.

4. Thou who didst deign to be born for us this morning,
Glory to Thee, O Jesu Lord!
Word of the Eternal Father, now incarnate! Chorus.

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