O, Come, All Ye Faithful
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.