Nursery Rhymes

O Come all Ye Faithful

O Come all Ye Faithful Lyrics and Music

The sincere words and lyrics of this cherished hymn begin with "O Come All Ye Faithful Joyful and triumphant" as the first words of this famous Christmas Carol. 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. Enjoy the words of the lyrics of this jubilant Christmas carol.

O Come all Ye Faithful  - Adeste Fideles
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 the word "Fidelis" is the Latin word for 'faithful'. The Latin lyrics of the hymn can be viewed in Adeste Fideles Lyrics.

O Come all Ye Faithful Hymn
Title: O Come all Ye Faithful *** Name of Composer: John Francis Wade *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: John Francis Wade *** Hymns Category: Christmas Carols

Author of Lyrics and Composer of the Lyrics to O Come all Ye Faithful Christmas Carol
The composer and author of the words of the 'O Come all Ye Faithful' lyrics, John Francis Wade (1711-16 August 1786), was born in London, England, the son of a cloth merchant. John Francis Wade became a Catholic layman but in 1745 he fled England following the failed 1745 Jacobite rebellion. He took refuge in Douai, France where he taught music and copied hymn manuscripts for personal use. Wade achieved fame as a composer, hymnist, music teacher and music copyist.

History of the Lyrics to O Come all Ye Faithful
An academic has claimed that the words of the 'O Come all Ye Faithful' lyrics were a coded Catholic rallying call of Catholic Jacobite rebels who supported Bonnie Prince Charlie (31 December 1720 31 January 1788) whose aim was to restore the House of Stuart to the English throne.

O Come all Ye Faithful Lyrics

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.

O Sing, choirs of angels,
Sing in exultation,
Sing all that hear in heaven God's holy word.
Give to our Father glory in the Highest;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

All Hail! Lord, we greet Thee,
Born this happy morning,
O Jesus! for evermore be Thy name adored.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: O Come all Ye Faithful
Author of Lyrics: John Francis Wade (1711 to 16 August 1786)
Translator of the Latin Hymn lyrics: Frederick Oakeley and William T. Brooke (1848-1917)
Name of Composer of Music: John Francis Wade
Hymn Category: Christmas Carols
First Line of Hymn: "O Come All Ye Faithful Joyful and triumphant"
First Publication Date: circa 1743

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