O, Come, All Ye Faithful

(Adeste Fideles)

Words & Music:

Frederick Oakeley, John Reading (1751) & John Francis Wade (1743)


According to Wikipedia, it is now thought that the tune "Adeste Fidelis" is not a 13th century Latin hymn, but was indeed written by Wade in 1743.  Oakeley & Reading set the words to it eight years later.


G              D         D  G   D   Am G  D

O come, all ye faithful. Joyful and triumphant,

Em  D    A   D G6   D  G  D A7  D  D7

O-- come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.

G    D7  G D7   G    D    G   Em      Am  D

Come and behold Him, born the King of angels.



G      D   G    A7  D    G      D   G D7 G   D

O come let us adore Him, O come let us adore Him,

G Am   G   Am A7 D  G Am G  D7  G

O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.


Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,

Sing, all yea citizens of heav'n above;

Glory to God, all glory in the highest.




Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this holy morning,

Jesus, to Thee be glory giv'n;

Word of the Father now in flesh appearing.




The provenance of the attached easy arrangement of this is unknown.  It is part of a collection that people gave me over the years.  Please inform me if correctly attribute it.

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