Today in the city of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.@Luke 2:11
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Edward Caswall (1814-1878)
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Probably 17th or 18th Century French or German origin (Adeste fideles laeti triumphantes); translated from Latin to English by Edward Caswall in Schaff’s Christ in Song, 1870.

Barnby Joseph Barnby, 1883 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Joseph Barnby (1838-1896)

Come hither, ye faithful,
Triumphantly sing!
Come, see in the manger,
The angels’ dread King!

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To Bethlehem hasten
With joyful accord!
O come ye, come hither,
O come ye, come hither,
O come ye, come hither
To worship the Lord.

True Son of the Father,
He comes from the skies;
To be born of a virgin
He doth not despise.

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Hark! hark! to the angels!
All singing in Heav’n,
To God in the highest
All glory be given!

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To Thee, then, O Jesu,
This day of Thy birth,
Be glory and honor
Through heaven and earth
True Godhead incarnate!
Omnipotent Word!
O come let us hasten,
O come let us hasten,
O come let us hasten,
To worship the Lord!