18 December 2012

Sing We All of Christmas: O Come, All Ye Faithful

Tonight, a standard favorite, one I memorized in early elementary school for a Christmas program (as part of a choir).
Was it then that I discovered I loved being in choir?  Maybe it was.  I still do love being in choir.  {Need to find one...}
Let this joy and triumph fill your skies tonight, because when Jesus comes, evil must flee.
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 Jim,
Christ the Lord.
Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
O sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest!
Yea, Lord we greet Thee, born this happy morning,
Jesus to Thee be all glory given;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing!
ADESTE FIDELES, tune, appeared in John F. Walter's Cantus Diversity, 1751; anonymous text translated from Latin by Frederick Oakeley (and others); SDA Hymnal 132.
*Today the wind was sweeping the clouds and sunlight as I came out of the library laden with books.  I didn't put them down to snap the photo.

1 comment:

  1. Your Christmas carols have brought many happy thoughts to my mind. I just thought I would add that this carol was my dad's favorite ingathering carol, and hence it became one of my favorites too. I love to come adore Jesus.


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