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371. 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;

Refrain:
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 Savior, we greet thee, Born this happy morning
Jesus, to thee be all glory giv'n.
Word of the Father, Now in flesh appearing; [Refrain]

LATIN -
1 Adeste, fideles, laeti, triumphantes;
Venite, venite in Bethlehem.
Natum videte Regem angelorum.

Refrain:
Venite, adoremus,
Venite, adoremus,
Venite, adoremus Dominum.

2 Deum de Deo, Lumen de Lumine,
Gestant puellae viscera,
Deum verum, Genitum, non factum. [Refrain]

3 Cantet nunc io, chorus angelorum.
Cantet nunc aula caelestium.
Gloria, gloria, in excelsis Deo. [Refrain]

4 Ergo qui natus Die hodierna,
Jesu, tibi sit gloria.
Patris aeterni Verbum caro factum. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant (Adeste, fideles, laeti, triumphantes)
Title: O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste, Fideles)
Latin Title: Adeste Fideles
Author (attributed to): John F. Wade, 1711-1786
Translator: Frederick Oakeley, 1802-1880 (alt.)
Refrain First Line: O come, let us adore him (Venite adoremus)
Meter: Irregular with Refrain
Language: English; Latin
Publication Date: 2015
Topic: Christmas
Tune Information
Name: ADESTE FIDELES
Composer: John F. Wade, 1711-1786
Composer (descant): David Willcocks
Meter: Irregular with Refrain
Key: G Major or modal
Copyright: Desc. © 1961, Oxford University Press



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