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, attributed variously to John Wade, John Reading, or Simao Portogallo (🔊 pdf nwc).

Adeste, fideles, laeti triumphantes;
Venite, venite in Bethlehem.
Natum videte, Regem angelorum:

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Venite adoremus, venite adoremus,
Venite adoremus, Dominum.

Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine,
Gestant puellae viscera
Deum verum, genitum non factum:

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Cantet nunc io chorus angelorum
Cantet nunc aula caelestium:
Gloria in excelsis Deo:

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Ergo qui natus, die hodierna
Jesu, tibi sit gloria
Patris aeterni Verbum caro factum:

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Verses said to have been written by Abbè Étienne Jean François Borderies (1764-1832), and printed in the Office de St. Omer (1822):

En grege relicto, Humiles ad cunas
Vocati pastores approperant;
Et nos ovanti gradu festinemus.

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Aeterni Parentis splendorem aeternum
Velatum sub carne videbimus,
Deum infantem, pannis involutum

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Pro nobis egenum Et foeno cubantem,
Piis foveamus amplexibus;
Sic nos anamtem quis non redamaret?

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Pro nobis egenum et foeno cubantem
Piis foveamus amplexibus;
Sic nos amantem quis non redamaret?

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A mid-19th Century verse of unknown authorship:

Stella duce, Magi, Christum adorantes,
Aurum, thus, et myrrham dant munera;
Jesu infanti corda praebeamus.