The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

O Come All Ye Faithful, Raise the Hymn of Glory

For Christmas

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

Translator: Federick Charles Husenbeth
Other Translations: Adeste, Fideles Translations

Music: "Adeste fideles"
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"Translation in the same metre, to suit the usual melody"

Source: Frederick Charles Husenbeth, The Missal for the Use of the Laity: With the Masses. Sixth Edition Improved. (London: Charles Dolman, 1848), p. XCVI.

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

Sung from Christmas Day till the end of the Octave of the Epiphany


O come all ye faithful, 
Raise the hymn of glory, 
Come, view your Saviour in Bethlehem : 
Born there, behold him 
King of men and angels : 
O come let us adore him, 
O come let us adore him, 
O come let us adore him, our Lord and God.

The womb of the virgin 
Bears him, true God of God, 
And light of true light, a child on earth. 
He is our true God 
Not made, but begotten. 
O come let us adore him, &c.

Sing choirs of angels, 
Rend the air in triumph, 
Loudly proclaiming your Saviour's praise. 
Give to our great God, 
Glory in the highest! 
O come, &c.

Thee then, O Jesus! 
Born this day for sinners, 
Hail we with praises and glory due : 
Thou, the eternal 
Fatherís Word incarnate! 
O come, &c.

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