O Come, All Ye Faithful (O'Connor)

For other English-language translations of this work, see Adeste Fideles.
O Come, All Ye Faithful  (1905) 
Anonymous, translated by John O'Connor (attr.)

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

2. Forsaking the sheepfold,
To His lowly cradle
obedient and swiftly run the shepherd throng:
Bounding with gladness
Let our footsteps follow:
O come, &c.

3. The Splendour Immortal,
Son of Sire Eternal,
Concealed in mortal flesh our eyes shall see;
God is an Infant,
Swaddling clothes enfold Him:
O come, &c.

4. For us poor and needy,
Cradled in a manger,
Oh let us in loving arms enfold Him fast!
So true a lover
Shall we not requite Him?
O come, & c.