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The Adeste Fideles lyrics are most often attributed to John Francis Wade, an English hymn writer who originally wrote the words in Latin during his life in the 1700’s. The words were later translated into the now popular Christmas Carol O Come All Ye Faithful.

Lyrics to Adeste Fideles

Adeste fideles laeti triumphantes
Venite, venite in Bethlehem
Natum videte Regem angelorum
Venite adoremus (ter)

Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine
Gestant puellae viscera
Deum verum, genitum non factum
Venite adoremus (ter)

Cantet nunc ‘Io’, chorus angelorum
Cantet nunc aula caelestium
Gloria! Gloria in excelsis Deo
Venite adoremus (ter)

Ergo qui natus die hodierna
Jesu, tibi sit gloria
Patris aeterni Verbum caro factum
Venite adoremus (ter)

This is another verse that is cited in some sources (and there are a few others, but the above lyrics are those most commonly found):

En grege relicto, humiles ad cunas
Vocati pastores adproperant
Et nos ovanti gradu festinemus
Venite adoremus, venite adoremus
Venite adoremus Dominum

It is believed that this song was translated into the lyrics for O Come All Ye Faithful by English Roman Catholic priest Frederick Oakeley in the 1800’s, though it has not been definitely proven that Oakeley was responsible for the contemporary version of Adeste Fideles.