O come, all ye faithful

O come, all ye faithful. Latin, 18th century, partly by John Francis Wade* (1711/12-1786), translated by Frederick Oakeley* (1802-1880). Oakeley’s translation of the Latin hymn, beginning ‘Adeste, fideles, laeti triumphantes’* was made in 1841 when he was minister of Margaret Chapel (later All Saints’, Margaret Street). The translation was of four stanzas, beginning 1.   Adeste, fideles                                    Ye faithful, approach ye 2.   Deum de Deo                                     God of God 3.   Cantet nunc ‘IoI’                                 Sing, choirs of angels 4.   Ergo qui natus                                    Yea, Lord, we greet thee  The change to the familiar...

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