Adeste Fideles Lyrics and Music
The Latin words and lyrics of this well known hymn begin with "Adeste fideles loeti triumphantes" as the first words of this famous Christmas Carol. 'Adeste Fideles' is the well known Latin title of this famous Christmas Carol that translates as "Come All Ye Faithful". The Latin word "Adeste" means 'to come toward" and "Fidelis" is the Latin word for 'faithful'. The English lyrics of this famous Christmas hymn can be viewed via O Come all Ye Faithful Lyrics.
Adeste Fideles Christmas Hymn
Both the lyrics and the music of the "O Come all Ye Faithful" Christmas hymn were written by its English author and composer, John Francis Wade. The writer and composer, John Francis Wade, was born in 1711 and died on 16 August 1786. This article provides the Latin words of the lyrics of this famous Christmas carol.
Adeste Fideles Hymn
Title: Adeste Fideles *** Name of Composer: John Francis Wade *** Name of Writer of Lyrics: John Francis Wade
Author of Latin Lyrics and Composer of Adeste Fideles
The composer of music and author of the words of the 'Adeste Fideles' lyrics, John Francis Wade was born in London, England, the son of a cloth merchant. John Francis Wade was a Catholic layman but in 1745 he was forced to flee England following the failure of the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. Wade took refuge in Douai, France where he made a living teaching music and copying hymn manuscripts for private use. John Francis Wade eventually achieved fame as a composer, hymnist, music teacher and music copyist.