Here’s catching up on Christmas tidbits:
True or False: The popular Christmas carol, “O Come, All Ye Faithful” was originally written in Latin by an Englishman.

True. I couldn’t make that up! This is my favorite carol; it is a beautiful hymn. The words are attributed to John Wade. The music was composed by another John – John Reading, also an Englishman. In 1841 Rev. Frederick Oakley translated they lyrics to English which replaced the older Latin lyrics “Adeste Fideles”.

Tears well up in my eyes when I hear the last stanza of that carol. I think of how God lowered himself and became flesh, lived among us, suffered and died for us and now interceding for us in heaven. When I sing and dwell on that, indeed I do want to come and adore Him, don’t you?

Yeah Lord we greet thee
Born this happy morning
O Jesus to thee be all glory given
Word of the Father
Now in flesh appearing

O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him,
O come let us adore him,
Christ the Lord,
Christ the Lord
O come let us adore him
Christ the Lord

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