The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Ye Faithful, Approach Ye

For Christmas

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

Translator: Canon Frederick Oakeley. (Alt.)
Other Translations: Adeste, Fideles Translations

Music: "Adeste fideles"
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Source: J. F. Thrupp, The Holy Family Hymns (London: Richardson and son, 1860), No. 110, pp. 147-148. Earlier published in Thrupp's Psalms & Hymns, 1853.

See: Notes on Adeste Fideles

1 Ye faithful, approach ye
Joyfully triumphing;
O come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem;
Come and behold ye
Born the King of Angels;
    O come, let us worship,
    O come, let us worship,
    O come, let us worship Christ the Lord.

2 God of God,
Light of Light,
Lo, He abhors not the Virgin's womb:
Very God,
Begotten, not created:
O come let us worship, &c.

3 Sing, quires Angelic,
Lo sing exulting,
Sing, all ye citizens of Heav'n above,
Glory to God
In the highest:
O come, let us worship, &c.

4 Yea, Lord, we greet Thee
Born this happy morning:
Jesu, to Thee be glory given:
Word of the Father
Late in flesh appearing:
O come, let us worship, &c.

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