Ye Faithful, With Gladness

Adeste Fideles
Tr. Rt. Rev. Hugh T. Henry

Ye faithful, with gladness,
Banishing all sadness,
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem!
See to us given
Christ, the King of Heaven!

While angels hover o’er Him,
And shepherds kneel before Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Lord and King!

Dear Mary, His Mother,
Gives to us as Brother
The Lord whom the angels are worshipping:
God the eternal,
Light of Light supernal!

Again resounding o’er us,
Let the Angel chorus
The anthem of gladness and triumph sing;
“Glory be given
To the Lord of Heaven!

Our voices now blending
With their songs unending,
All-joyful, dear Jesus, Thy glory sing.
Be our endeavor
Thus to praise Thee ever!

Nicola A. Montani, St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book (Philadelphia: The St. Gregory Guild, 1920).

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