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O Come All Ye Faithful

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Basic Stats

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Written by:
Authorship of original tune unknown ("Adeste Fideles"), although attributed to John Francis Wade.
English lyrics by Frederick Oakeley

Recorded: May 16, 1971, RCA Studio B, Nashville
Released master is take 1.

Single:w/ "Merry Christmas Baby", 74-0572, November 9, 1971

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
Didn't chart

1st LP release: Elvis Sings The Wonderful World of Christmas - October 20, 1971
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My Spin

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"O Come All Ye Faithful" opens the Wonderful World of Christmas album nicely, starting off gentle and easy and building to a full sound in the second verse, as the female singers come in. Many of the songs from this album sound sleepy, but here Elvis is fully engaged.

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Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

"O Come All Ye Faithful" is a beautiful performance, carefully arranged by Presley himself. The first verse is almost Lutheran in its four-part harmony, almost entirely unaccompanied; and in the second verse (with female descant) the cumulative effect is remarkable.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music, 1979

Piano and the Imperials - a nice interpretation of the Christmas standard.

Martin Torgoff, The Complete Elvis, 1982

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"O Come All Ye Faithful" Lyrics and Downloads

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
Oh sing all ye bright hosts
Of heaven above
Glory to God, Glory 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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