Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning

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.

True God of true God, Light from Light Eternal,
Lo, He shuns not the Virgin’s womb;
Son of the Father, begotten, not created;

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

See how the shepherds, summoned to His cradle,
Leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze;
We too will thither bend our joyful footsteps;

Lo! star led chieftains, Magi, Christ adoring,
Offer Him incense, gold, and myrrh;
We to the Christ Child bring our hearts’ oblations.

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?

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be glory given;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.

Words: John F. Wade, cir­ca 1743. Vers­es 1-3 & 6 trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Fred­er­ick Oak­e­ley, 1841; vers­es 4 & 5 trans­lat­ed by Will­iam T. Brooke (1848-1917).
Music: Ades­te Fi­de­les, at­trib­ut­ed var­i­ous­ly to John Wade, John Reading, or Simao Portogallo

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Carol says:

    I do love all the Christmas Carols and holiday music. I listened to every Chrsitmas and holiday music cd while decorating and cooking, with the exeption of anything Bing Crosby. I bought Susan Boyle’s new cd. Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace is just lovely. I think you would like it.

    1. Amy says:

      Carol, I’ll have to check out the Susan Boyle CD–love her voice. My quintessential holiday CD is the 1958 Johnny Mathis Christmas album. The soundtrack of my childhood holidays! I don’t know how old I was when I finally realized he actually sang songs that weren’t holiday-focused!

  2. god sent his son to die for us

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