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 ...


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?