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234. O Come, All Ye Faithful

Text: John F. Wade; trans. by Frederick Oakeley and others
Music: John F. Wade; harm. from Collections of Motetts or Antiphons
Tune: ADESTE FIDELES, Meter: Irr.

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; 
Refrain:
	O come let us adore him, O come let us adore him, 
	O come let us adore him, Christ the Lord.

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; 
	(Refrain)

3.	Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation; 
	O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above! 
	Glory to God, all glory in the highest; 
	(Refrain)

4.	See how the shepherds, summoned to his cradle, 
	leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze; 
	we too will thither bend our joyful footsteps; 
	(Refrain)

5.	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? 
	(Refrain) 

6.	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) 

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