“Adeste Fidelis” is the original Latin title of the Christmas hymn carol known as “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” For many years the writer and composer was unknown. According to Kenneth Osbeck, the hymn was first published in 1751 in the collection “Cantus Diversi” by John Francis Wade, who wrote and composed this Latin hymn carol in 1744. One hundred years after its publication, the carol was translated into English by Frederick Oakeley, an Anglican minister.
John 1:14 New International Version (NIV) The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
As I listen to the Prayerful Improvisation of this beloved Christmas carol performed by Peter Vantine, I reflect on John 1:14 and then think of the third verse of this carol. I invite you to do the same and perhaps realize that the phrase “O come, let us adore Him Christ the Lord!” is an invitation for all of us to do likewise.
Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning Jesus, to Thee be 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!
This medley arrangement by Mark Hayes includes the following Christmas carols and songs:
Joy To The World
For Unto Us a Child is Born
O Come All Ye Faithful
The bells orchestrated into the medley by Peter Vantine adds a majestic ring to the entire medley that weaves in the message of Christmas beautifully! Listen and reflect on the words and let them breath new life into your heart and soul.
Joy to the World the Lord is Come! Let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare Him room and heaven and nature sing.
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given And His name shall be called: Wonderful Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace!
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, Christ the Lord!
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