O Come All Ye Faithful: A History (and FREE piano sheet music!)

Merry Christmas! Yes I know it’s still November, but I believe Jesus’s birth is something to be thankful for. 🙂

I’m celebrating a lot of things right now including (but not limited to) Thanksgiving, Christmas, family, and the opportunity to do what I love all the time – learn and write about, compose, and perform music. And this year I decided to write some of my own Christmas piano arrangements to share with you all.

And then I decided to give away the sheet music for free! Check it out below:

O Come All Ye Faithful Piano Arrangement

Here’s my arrangement of the hymn “O Come All Ye Faithful”:

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Do you like it? Click here to download the music.


O Come All Ye Faithful is one of the most popular Christmas carols of our time. That being said, its origins are a bit of a mystery! The music has been attributed to many different composers like John Reading (English organist and composer), Handel (Hallelujah Chorus, etc.), and even the king of Portugal King John IV (he was actually a famous writer about music as well as a composer!). The most agreed-upon composer is John Francis Wade because the earliest copies of the hymn all bear his signature.

Originally written in Latin (Adeste fideles), the text to O Come All Ye Faithful is believed to have been written by an order of Cistercian monks (German, Spanish, and Portuguese groups all receiving credit at one time or another). The carol was translated to English in the year 1841.

O Come All Ye Faithful

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! What Christmas carols are your favorite? Would you like to see more piano arrangements? Let me know in the comments!

*Side note: If you download my sheet music, I’d love to see your performance! Send me a link or tag me on social media (links at the bottom of this page).

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