The Christmas hymn “O Come All Ye Faithful” is a universal favorite. First sung in Catholic churches, recent research has revealed manuscripts written as early as 1744 by Englishman John Wade.
For years, “O Come All Ye Faithful” was known as an anonymous Latin hymn. The tune named “Adeste Fideles” is taken from the original Latin, translated means “be present or hear, ye faithful.” The Latin has now been translated into more than 100 different languages. The four stanzas include a view of the infant Jesus in the stable in Bethlehem, the angelic choir singing praise to God and praise to the Word who was with the Father in the beginning.
“O Come All Ye Faithful” is a reminder that all of the faithful who will may gather in His name and in unison sing, “O come let us adore Him, Christ, the Lord.”
Let’s listen to the rendition of “O Come All Ye Faithful” performed by Charlotte Church.