Who is John Francis Wade

John Francis Wade (1 January 1711 – 16 August 1786) was an English hymnist who is sometimes credited with writing and composing the hymn "Adeste Fideles" (which was translated to "O Come All Ye Faithful" in 1841 by Frederick Oakeley), even though the actual authorship of the hymn remains uncertain. The earliest copies of the hymn all bear his signature.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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Bennett Zon, Head of the Department of Music at Durham University, has noted that Wade's Roman Catholic liturgical books were often decorated with Jacobite floral imagery. He argued that the tex...
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Gregdaly: there is good stuff in this piece on benedict by john waters -
Gotukulele: come all ye faithful (instrumental ʻukulele). music by john francis wade. latin words translated by frederick oakeley.
Kdfcplaylist: o come all ye faithful by john francis wade / chanticleer / warner 284988
Endtimeslife: yea lord, we greet thee, born this happy morning; jesus to thee be all glory given; word of the father, now in flesh appearing. o come, let us adore him, christ, the lord. from "o come, let us adore him". john francis wade
I__radio__i: klassikradio weekly 6x: maria durch ein dornwald ging (traditional), adeste fideles (john francis wade)
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The Sunset stopped on Cottages
 by Emily Dickinson


The Sunset stopped on Cottages
Where Sunset hence must be
For treason not of His, but Life's,
Gone Westerly, Today-

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