Lyrical Mondays: “O Come, All Ye Faithful

Adeste Fidelis

In honor of the season of preparation, expecting and hope for the future we will be reflecting upon “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”  I have included the first verse, fifth verse and sixth verse. Two lines stand out to me that I hope you absorb.  The first is from verse five and it says, “Who would not love thee, loving us so dearly?”  The second is from verse six and it says, “Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.”  The depth of meaning in this song is inspiring.  May you enjoy the richness of these words.

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.

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?

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.

Words by John F. Wade, 1743; Translated by Frederick Oakeley, 1841.

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