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Text:O Come, All Ye Faithful
Author (attributed to):John Francis Wade
Translator:Frederick Oakeley
Arranger (last ref. setting, descant, choral end:Tom Fettke
Composer:John Francis Wade

249. O Come, All Ye Faithful

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!

O come, let us adore Him!
O come, let us adore Him!
O come, let us adore Him -
Christ the Lord.

2 Sing, choirs of angels;
sing in exultation;
O Sing, all ye bright hosts of heav'n above,
Glory to God, all glory in the highest! [Refrain]

3 Yea, Lord, we greet Thee,
born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be glory giv'n:
Word of the Father,
now in flesh appearing! [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O come, all ye faithful
Title: O Come, All Ye Faithful
Original Language: Latin
Author (attributed to): John Francis Wade
Translator: Frederick Oakeley
Meter: Irregular meter
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: The Life of Christ: Birth; Adoration and Praise: Jesus Our Savior; Christ: Advent (1 more...)
Source: Latin Hymn
Tune Information
Composer: John Francis Wade
Arranger (last ref. setting, descant, choral end: Tom Fettke
Meter: Irregular meter
Key: G Major
Copyright: Arr. ⓒ Copyright 1997 by Integrity's Hosanna! Music and Word Music (a div. of WORD MUSIC)
Notes: Optional last refrain setting in the key of A Flat major.

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