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392. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)

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 God of God, Light of Light,
Lo! He comes forth from the Virgin's womb.
Our very God, begotten not created, [Refrain]

3 Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
Sing, all ye citizens of heav'n above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest; [Refrain]

4 Yea, Lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning,
Jesus, to thee be all glory giv'n;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing; [Refrain]

1 Adesté fidelés, laéti, triumphántes,
Veníte, veníte in Béthlehem.
Natum vidéte, Regem angelorun.

Veníte adorémus, veníte adorémus,
Veníta adorémus Dóminum.

2 Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine,
Gestant puéllae viscera.
Deum verum, Génitum, non factum. [Refrain]

3 Cantet nunc io, corus angelórum,
Cantet nunc aula caeléstium.
Glória, glória, in escélsis Deo. [Refrain]

4 Ergo qui natus Die hodiérna,
Jesu tibi sit glória.
Patris aeternae verbumcaro factum. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O come, all ye faithful (Adeste fideles)
Title: O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
Latin Title: Adeste fideles
Author: John F. Wade, c. 1711-1786
Translator: Frederick Oakeley, 1802-1880
Publication Date: 1986
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Scripture: Matthew 2:10-11; Luke 2:10-11; Luke 2:13-15; Luke 2:15; John 1:1-5; John 1:14
Topic: Christmas; Christmas Season
Refrain First Line: O come, let us adore him (Venite adoremus)
Tune Information
Composer: John F. Wade, c. 1711-1786
Composer (descant): David Willcocks, b. 1919
Harmonizer: David Willcocks, b. 1919
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Key: G Major
Copyright: Desc. and harm © 1961, Oxford University Press

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