The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Oh Come, All Ye Faithful

For Christmas

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

Translator: Robert Campbell, St. Andrew's Hymnal, 1850.
Other Translations: Adeste, Fideles Translations

Music: "Adeste fideles"
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Source: Orby Shipley, ed., Annus Sanctus: Hymns of the Church for the Ecclesiastical Year. Vol. 1. (London and New York: Burns and Oates, 1884), #43, pp. 40-41.

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

    Oh come, all ye faithful,
    Adoring, triumphant,
Oh joyful, oh joyful, to Bethlehem repair;
    Behold in a manger
    The monarch of angels;
With glad alleluias his glory declare.

    God eternal of God,
    Light eternal of Light,
'Twas thine in thy womb, blessed Maiden, to bear;
    True God uncreated,
    Not made but begotten;
With glad alleluias his glory declare.

    Ye chorus of angels,
    From heaven descending,
Oh haste ye, oh haste ye, our triumph to share;
    Singing, 'Glory to God
    In the highest for ever';
With glad alleluias his glory declare.

    All glory for ever
    To thee, blessed Jesus,
Born to rescue the fallen from woe and despair;
    True Word of the Father,
    Eternal, incarnate;
With glad alleluias his glory declare.

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