O Come All Ye Faithful

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O come, all ye faithful! joyfully triumphant,
To Bethlehem hasten now with glad accord;
Lo! in a manger lies the God Almighty;
  O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
    Christ the Lord!
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Raise, raise choirs of angels, songs of loudest triumph,
Through heaven’s high arches be your praises poured:
Now to our God be glory in the highest;
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Amen! Lord, we bless Thee, born for our salvation!
O Jesus! forever be Thy Name adored;
Word of the Father, late in flesh appearing;
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Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

John Francis Wade made his living copying manuscripts by hand. Wade became famous for his artistic calligraphy, and he had a knack for copying music as well. Scholars have debated whether Wade merely copied this hymn or whether he actually wrote it. But recent scholarship indicates that he did, in fact, write the hymn.

It was originally written in Latin as "Adeste Fidelis." Wade was a Roman Catholic, and all services in the church were conducted in Latin. In 1750 he slipped this hymn into a manuscript he was copying for the English Roman Catholic College in Lisbon, Portugal. Over 30 years later, in 1785, it was sent to the Portuguese chapel in London. The Duke of Leeds heard it sung there and included it in the repertoire of his own singing group. It soon became known around the world. - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton

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Additional stanzas to those posted by Betty 10/13/2012:

Stanza 2:

True God of true God, Light from Light Eternal,

Lo, He shuns not the Virgin’s womb;

Son of the Father, begotten, not created;

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2nd to last stanza:

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?


Betty Jane Bonn

Dunlap, Illinois, United States

Here are some additional verses to this lovely Christmas hymn.

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.

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation;

Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!

Glory to God, all glory in the highest;

Refrain

See how the shepherds, summoned to His cradle,

Leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze;

We too will thither bend our joyful footsteps;

Refrain

Lo! star led chieftains, Magi, Christ adoring,

Offer Him incense, gold, and myrrh;

We to the Christ Child bring our hearts' oblations.

Refrain

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning;

Jesus, to Thee be all glory given;

Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;

Refrain

God bless you all.


Bob

Jerusalem

God bless you and keep you David in a land where we are cursed from worshipping CHRIST THE LORD. May He keep you safe and loved till you go home.


Simon David

Saudi Arabia

He has made us Faithful by Grace,

Oh Jesus we bow to You and worship You for qualifying us to now have the nature of God.

The church adores You.

The whole of creation we bring to adore You.