Draw nigh, all ye faithful, joyous and triumphant

Draw nigh, all ye faithful, joyous and triumphant

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Text Information

First Line: Draw nigh, all ye faithful, joyous and triumphant
Source: Latin Hymn. XV. Century. Trans.
Refrain First Line: O come let us adore Him
Publication Date: 1874
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


Adeste fideles laeti triumphantes. [Christmas.] As to the authorship and actual date of this hymn nothing positive is known. It has been ascribed to St. Bonaventura, but is found in no edition of his Works. Most probably it is a hymn of the 17th or 18th century, and of French or German authorship. The text appears in three forms. The first is in 8 stanzas, the second, that in use in France, and the third the English use, both in Latin and English. The full text [is] from Thesaurus Animae Christianae, Mechlin, N.D. (where it is given as a second sequence for Christmas and said to be "Ex Graduali Cisterciensi"…. Translations in common use:— 11. Draw nigh, all ye faithful -- Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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