Thursday, December 29, 2016

Mood music: Adeste Fideles -- Oh, come all ye Faithful -- in Latin

Video -- Luciano Pavarotti - Montreal - 1978:

  Dion, English:

Latin Text:
1. Adeste Fideles laeti triumphantes,
Venite, venite in Bethlehem.
Natum videte, Regem Angelorum;

    Venite adoremus,
    venite adoremus,
    venite adoremus

2. Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine,
gestant puellae viscera.
Deum verum, genitum non factum; (refrain)
3. Cantet nunc io chorus Angelorum
cantet nunc aula caelestium:
Gloria in excelsis Deo!
4. Ergo qui natus, die hodierna,
Jesu, tibi sit gloria.
Patris aeterni Verbum caro factum;
5. En grege relicto, Humiles ad cunas,
vocati pastores approperant.
Et nos ovanti gradu festinemus;
6. Aeterni Parentis splendorem aeternum,
velatum sub carne videbimus.
Deum infantem, pannis involutum;
7. Pro nobis egenum et foeno cubantem,
piis foveamus amplexibus.
Sic nos anamtem quis non redamaret?
8. Stella duce, Magi, Christum adorantes,
aurum, thus, et myrrham dant munera.

Jesu infanti corda praebeamus;
Verses 1-4 by John Francis Wade, 1740-43
5-7 by Abbé Étienne Jean François Borderies, 1822
Verse 8 author unknown, 1850
Standard English rendering:
1. 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;1

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

2. God of God, Light of Light,
Lo! He abhors not the Virgin’s womb.
Very God, begotten not created; (refrain)

3. Sing, choirs of angels, sing in exultation!
Sing, all ye citizens of heaven above:
Glory to God, glory in the highest!2

4. Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning,
Jesu, to Thee be glory given.3
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing;

5. See how the shepherds, summoned to His cradle,
leaving their flocks, draw nigh to gaze.
We too will thither bend our hearts’ oblations;4

6. There shall we see Him, His eternal Father’s
everlasting brightness now veiled under flesh.
God shall we find there, a Babe in infant clothing;

7. 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?

8. Lo! Star-led chieftains, Magi, Christ adoring,
offer Him frankincense, gold and myrrh.5
We to the Christ-child, bring our hearts oblations;

Verses 1-4 translated by Frederick Oakeley, D.D., 1841
Verses 5-8 translated by William Thomas Brooke, 1885
Amen and amen to the Heaven-sent Prince of Peace. END