148. O Come, All Ye Faithful

1 O come, all ye faithful,
joyful and triumphant,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem;
come and behold him,
born the King of angels:

O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!

2 Sing, choirs of angels,
sing in exultation,
sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all
glory in the highest; [Refrain]

3 Child, for us sinners
poor and in the manger,
we would embrace thee, with love and awe;
who would not love thee,
loving us so dearly? [Refrain]

4 Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
born for our salvation,
Jesus, to thee be all glory given;
Word of the Father,
now in flesh appearing: [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O come, all ye faithful
Title: O Come, All Ye Faithful
Author: John Francis Wade (1743)
Translator: Frederick Oakeley and others (1841)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: Irr. w. refrain
Topic: God Known in Jesus Christ: Birth; Christian Year: Christmas; Descants (2 more...)
Refrain First Line: O come, let us adore him
Tune Information
Composer: John Francis Wade (1743)
Descant: David Willcocks (1961)
Meter: Irr. w. refrain
Key: G Major
Copyright: Desc. © 1961 Oxford University Press

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