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

Translator:  "L. H. N."
Other Translations: Adeste, Fideles Translations

Music: "Adeste fideles"
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF / XML

"Tune: Portuguese Hymn"

Source: Hymns and Anthems (London: Hope & co., 1851), #XXIV, p. 22.

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

Hymn 24

Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass.

O come all ye faithful,
Rejoicing, triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem!
See Him an Infant,
Monarch of Angels!
O come then and adore we,
O come then and adore we,
O come then and adore we Christ the Lord!

Godhead of Godhead!
Brightness of Brightness!
Lo, He abhors not the Virgin's womb!
Son of the Father,
Son uncreated!
O come then and adore we.

Lift your Hosannas,
Chorus of Angels!
Let Heaven be filled with the loud acclaim!
To God in the highest
Be glory, be glory!
O come then and adore we.

Jesu, Redeemer!
Bright is Thy Natal Day:
All glory to Thee this glad Day be given!
Word of the Father,
Incarnte to save us!
O come then and adore we.

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