The shepherds said to one another, Let us go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about. So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the Baby, who was lying in the manger.@Luke 2:15–16

John F. Wade, circa 1743 (Adeste fideles). Translated from Latin to English by John R. D. Beste, 1849. Appeared in Annus Sanctus, Volume I, edited by Orby Shipley (London & New York: Burns & Oates, 1884), pages 32–33, alt.

Adeste Fideles attributed variously to John Wade, John Reading, or Marco Antonio Simao (Portogallo) (1762–1830) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Hasten, ye faithful, joyful, glad, and holy,
O speed ye to Bethlehem to honor the Word;
There is the King of angels, born so lowly—

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Oh, come and kneel before Him;
Oh, come and all adore Him;
Oh come, oh come, rejoicing to honor the Lord.

God of the Godhead, true Light unabated,
See, Mary the virgin has borne the Adored;
True God eternal, born yet uncreated—

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Sing, all ye angels, echoes loud rebounding
Now swell through your halls, to forever be heard;
Glory to God, thro’ Heaven far resounding—

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Praise to the Infant, who this day descended;
All glory to Thee, blessèd Jesus adored;
Word with two natures, joining, yet unblended—

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