Adeste Fideles -- other seasons?
  • Maureen
    Posts: 668
    I ran into this French hymn book with Latin hymns in. They actually included versions of "Adeste Fideles" for Eastertide and for Ordinary Time.

    The Easter one started:
    Adeste, fideles, laeti triumphantes,
    Inane sepulcrum conspicite....

    The anytime one began:
    Adeste, fideles, laeti triumphantes,
    Venite, ad Jesum concurrite....

    There was also a rather natty one to the tune of "O Filii et Filiae":
    Vivat Jesus, Homo Deus,
    Vivat Salvator Dominus,
    Rex nostri cordis unicus. Vi----vat.

    Vivat Jesus, vivat Jesus, vivat Jesus.

    Also a lot of songs in French, of course, but I don't understand those quite as well. :)
  • kevinfkevinf
    Posts: 1,128
    Is this online? I am interested in the French.
  • Yes, the Adeste Fideles tune was popular as a carol tune, not just as a Christmas one...I was surprised, too, the first time I came across that this summer.

    Today's priests would not be amused.
  • JL
    Posts: 171
    It always weirds me out to see "How firm a foundation" set to the "Portuguese Hymn". Maybe this is in the line of the "Stabat Mater speciosa" and such. I too would be interested to see this book, as I love hymnals. What's the publication date?

    Maureen, I misread the opening of the Easter version as "inane speculum conspicite", and wondered why we were being asked to look at an empty mirror. Spellcheck must be getting to me. :)