O Come Let Us Adore Him

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1 O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

2 For He alone is worthy,
For He alone is worthy,
For He alone is worthy,
Christ the Lord.

3 Let's praise His name together,
Let's praise His name together,
Let's praise His name together,
Christ the Lord.

4 We'll give Him all the glory,
We'll give Him all the glory,
We'll give Him all the glory,
Christ the Lord.

African American Heritage Hymnal, 2001

Translator: Frederick Oakeley

Frederic Oakeley graduated M.A. at Oxford, and took Orders in the Church of England. He became Prebendary of Lichfield Cathedral, preacher at Whitehall, and incumbent of Margaret Chapel, London. He was active in the "Oxford Movement," and in 1845, called attention to his views for the purpose of seeing if he could continue to hold an Oxford degree, with so great a change in his opinions. The question was tried, and he was perpetually suspended unless he retracted. He then resigned his positions in the Church of England, and entered the Church of Rome, in which he became a Priest, and Canon of the diocese of Westminster. His publications are numerous, and some of them have considerable value. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchi… Go to person page >

Author: John Francis Wade

John Francis Wade (1711 – 16 August 1786) was an English hymnist who is credited with writing and composing the hymn "Adeste Fideles" (which was later translated to "O Come All Ye Faithful"). Born either in England or in Douai, France, Wade fled to France after the Jacobite rising of 1745 was crushed. As a Catholic layman, he lived with exiled English Catholics in France for the rest of his life. There, he taught music and worked on church music for private use. Jacobite symbolism Professor Bennett Zon, Head of the Department of Music at Durham University, has noted that Wade's Roman Catholic liturgical books were often decorated with Jacobite floral imagery, and argued that the texts had coded Jacobite meanings. Zon describes the… Go to person page >

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