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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Blog Caroling

footnoteMaven has challenged us all to go blog caroling. They carol I've chosen is a hymn that has been a favorite over the years. The song was originally written in Latin and entitled "Adeste Fideles" by its author John Francis Wade (1711-1786). Wade made his living copying manuscripts. He was reportedly an excellent artistic calligrapher. This hymn was in a manuscript he copied in 1750 which was sent to a college in Lisbon, Portugal. The song was translated into English by Frederick Oakeley (1802-1880).

O Come, All Ye Faithful

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!

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all 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!

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning,
Jesus, to Thee be all glory given;
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!

Source of background information: Brown, Robert K. and Norton, Mark R., eds., and comps. The One Year Great Songs of Faith. Devotions written by William I. Petersen and Randy Petersen. Carol Stream, Ill.: Tyndale House, 2005.

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1 Comments:

  • Lori:

    What a beautiful choice!

    Isn't it wonderful to hear the sounds of caroling across the country and the blogosphere?

    Thank you for joining us.

    Ho, Ho, Ho,
    fM

    By Blogger footnoteMaven, at 3:01 PM  

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