John Francis Wade

Born 1711. Died 16 August 1786
John Francis Wade
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John Francis Wade

John Francis Wade Biography (Wikipedia)

John Francis Wade (1711 – 16 August 1786) was an English hymnist who is sometimes credited with writing and composing the hymn "Adeste Fideles" (which was later translated to "O Come All Ye Faithful"), even though the actual authorship of the hymn remains uncertain. The earliest copies of the hymn all bear his signature.

Born either in England or in Douai, Flanders, France, Wade fled to France after the Jacobite rising of 1745 was crushed. As a Catholic layman, he lived with exiled English Catholics in France, where he taught music and worked on church music for private use.

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O come all ye faithful
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O come all ye faithful

Music Arranger
Choir
Belarusian Radio Academic Choir
Conductor
Pavel Shepelev
John Francis Wade
O Come All Ye Faithful
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O Come All Ye Faithful

O Come All Ye Faithful

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Andrew Jones
Bill Whelan
Paul Leddington Wright
Simon Lenton
Christopher Parkes
Kevin Pitt
Leslie Neish
John Francis Wade
Adeste fideles
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Adeste fideles

Adeste fideles

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Orchestra
Choir
Jeff Alexander Choir
Conductor
John Francis Wade
Adeste Fideles
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Adeste Fideles
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O Come all ye Faithful
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O Come all ye Faithful

O Come all ye Faithful

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Strabane Brass Band
John Francis Wade
O Come, All Ye Faithful (feat. Choir of King’s College, Cambridge)
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O Come, All Ye Faithful (feat. Choir of King’s College, Cambridge)
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