O Come, All Ye Faithful | Hymn of the Week

O Come, All Ye Faithful!
We’ve been waiting a long time, but he is coming!
Glory to God in the highest!


Verse 1
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!

Verse 2
Sing, choirs of angels,
sing in exultation,
sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest:

Verse 3
Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be all glory giv’n!
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing:

Text: John Francis Wade (c. 1743), translated by Frederick Oakeley (1841)
Music: ADESTE FIDELES, John Francis Wade (c. 1743)
Meter: Irregular
Copyright: Public Domain

four candles stand lit above a quote from "O Come All Ye Faithful," which says "Glory to God, all glory in the highest!"

This hymn is featured in our advent worship guide!


Illustrated video

This video plays Nat King Cole’s classic version of “O Come, All Ye Faithful” over artwork from 27 different artists from 15 different countries! I love the diversity of artistic styles and skin colors portrayed. What a beautiful picture of all nations coming together to worship the true King!

flash mob Video

Here’s a fun video showing a group bringing Christ’s light to their neighbors – let’s all do the same!

Lyric Video

And finally, a simple lyric video that’s perfect for singing along. This hymn has a great refrain for kids to memorize!

additional resources


Hymnary has lots of helpful information on hymns, including scans of hymnal pages, and text comparisons.

Hymnology Archive

The Hymnology Archive has in-depth research on hymn texts, tunes, and authors.


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