24 December 2014

Adeste fideles

I heard this version of stanzas 2 and 3 when I was in the Diocese of Exeter. I don't know who composed them; possibly Prebendary Sam Philpots of Plymouth?

Yea, Lord, we greet thee,
Here upon this Altar,
Jesu, to thee be glory given.
Word of the Father
Now in flesh appearing:
      O come ...

Godhead and Manhood,
Sacrament most holy,
This is the presence whom Angels adore.
Altar and manger,
One eternal moment.
      O come ...

Sing ...

2 comments:

Scelata said...

Lovely, so rich!
God bless you, Father, at Christmas and throughout the coming year!

(Save the Liturgy, save the World)

Joshua said...

Adeste fideles was written by a Jacobite exile, and intended for use at Benediction, so these extra verses are entirely appropriate.

Fr H., could you do them into Latin for us?