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Adeste Fideles

Adeste Fideles

It is believed that the lyrics were originally written by Saint Bonaventura, and the music by John Red- ding (Westminster College, 1692). However, they could have been older, passed on from generation to generation without witten record.

John Francis Wade's manuscript "Cants Diversi" was written in 1751 containing the music,  which was first published in Samuel Webbe's "An Essay on the Church Plain Chant" in 1782. The text was published for the first time in the 1760 edition of Evening Offices of the Church. Frederick Oakeley translated it.

With time, "Adeste, Fideles" became a standard "official" song in most universities in the West. In the last few decades, though, it has become less and less used by higher education institutions, as humans accumulate more and more material possessions, detached themselves from nature,  one-another,  and their Father God.

Adeste, fideles,
Laeti triumphantes,
Venite, venite in Bethlehem.
Natum videte
Regem angelorum.
||: Venite adoremus, :||

En grege relicto,
Humiles ad cunas
Vocati pastores approperant.
Et nos ovanti
Gradu festinemus;
||: Venite adoremus, :||

Stella duce, Magi
Christum adorantes
Aurum, tus es myrrham dant munera.
Iesu infanti
Corda praebeamus;
||: Venite adoremus. :||

Cantet nunc hymnos
Chorus angelorum;
Cantet nunc aula caelestium:
"Gloria, gloria
In excelsis Deo!"
||: Venite adoremus, :||

Deum de Deo,
Lumen de Lumine,
Gestant puellae viscera,
Deum verum,
Genitum non factum.
||: Venite adoremus. :||

Aeterni Parentis
splendorem aeternum,
Velatum sub carne videbimus;
Deum infamtem
pannis involutem.
||: Venite adoremus. :||

Pro nobis erenum
et foeno cubantem,
Piis foveamus amplexibus.
Sic nos amantem
quis non redamaert?
||: Venite adoremus. :||

Ergo qui natus
die hodierna
Iesu tibi sit gloria
Patris aeterni
Verbum caro factum
||: Venite adoremus. :||

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant,
Come ye, O come ye, to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him, born the King of angels;

O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
O come, let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

True God of true God, Light from Light Eternal,
Lo, he shuns not the Virgin's womb;
Son of the Father, begotten, not created;

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation;
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest;

See how the shepherds, summoned to His cradle,
Leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze;
We too will thither bend our joyful footsteps;

Child, for us sinners poor and in the manger,
We would embrace Thee, with love and awe;
Who would not love Thee, loving us so dearly?

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning;
Jesus, to Thee be glory given;
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.



"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person"

--Mother Teresa (on helping needy people and telling them about Salvation in Jesus)

"Light tomorrow with today"

--Elizabeth Barrett Browing

"When we observe contemporary society, one thing strikes us. We debate, but make no progress. Why? Because as peoples we do not yet trust each other."

--Albert Schweitzer

"Altogether national hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture."

"Nothing is more terrible than ignorance in action."
--Johan Wolfgang von Goethe

"O tempora! O mores!" 
(Oh, what times; oh, what customs!)


"Yo soy yo y mis circunstacias"
(I am I and my circumstances[my past, present, and future context])

--Jose Ortega y Gasset

"L'homme qui a de la sagesse est lent a la colere.
Et il met sa gloire a oublier les ofenses." 
(The wise man is slow to anger. And he places his glory at forgetting the offenses done to him.)

--French lyrics from a song by J. A. Gomez Domenech, based on the Bible (Book of Proverbs)

"In the darkness, one has the tendency to imagen that there are things/animals/people right by us that want to hurt us. We "hear" noises, "see" things that are not there...Come to The Light!"

Jesus Christ said:
"I am the light of the world. He that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." 

--The Bible

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