Sing Along on the Seventh Day of Christmas

For the Seventh Day of Christmas, the last day of 2021, our sing-along song is “O Come, All Ye Faithful.” In this recording I’ve used just two familiar English verses, not the Latin “Adeste Fideles,” which is the first verse of the original version of the hymn. The song actually has an astonishing eight Latin verses, some of them almost impossible to sing in English.1

Our verses and the familiar chorus:

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, 
O 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.

Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation,
Sing, all you citizens of heav'n above.
Glory to God in the highest.

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

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Join us at https://lavezzi.us/ on each of the Twelve Days of Christmas to join in this virtual sing-along. Want to catch up? Care to be a serial singer?

Notes:

  1. Interestingly, in the original copy shown here, the familiar Latin invitation “venite, adoremus”–“come, let us adore”–was “venite, adorate”–which, if my recollection of high school Latin is correct, would be a command: “come, adore.”

Author: StgCoach

Retired teacher and public education leader. Pastoral musician, community activist, parliamentarian, and photographer.

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