O Come All Ye Faithful

Sometime in the early part of the 18th century an unknown French hymnist penned the words and music for “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” The hymn first appeared in a collection by John Francis Wade, priest of a private chapel, in 1751. At that time it was in Latin. Since that time over 40 different English translations have been made1.

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

God of God, light of light eternal
Lo, he abhors not the virgin’s womb
Son of the Father, begotten not created

Sing choirs of angels, sing in exultation
Sing all ye citizens of heaven above
Glory to God, glory in the Highest

Yea, Lord we greet Thee, born for our salvation
Jesus to Thee be all glory given
Word of the Father now in flesh appearing


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