French Lyrics for “Adeste Fideles”

Les Paroles de la Chanson de Noël, “Peuple fidèle”

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“Peuple fidèle”

1. Ô peuple fidèle, Jésus vous appelle,
Venez, triomphants, joyeux, venez en ces lieux !
Ô peuple fidèle, venez voir le roi des cieux;


  Que votre amour l’implore,
Que votre foi l’adore
Et qu’elle chante encore
Ce don précieux !

2. Là, dans l’humble étable, froide et misérable,
Des bergers le grand amour lui forme une cour !
Dans cette humble étable
Accourez à votre tour.

  Que votre amour l’implore,
que votre foi l’adore
et qu’elle chante encore
sa gloire en ce jour !

3. Esprits de lumière, messagers du Père,
Et vous, peuples en tous lieux, entonnez, joyeux :
Paix sur cette terre, et gloire à Dieu dans les cieux !

  Que votre amour l’implore,
que votre foi l’adore
et qu’elle chante encore
ce don précieux !

* Lyricist unknown

Adeste Fideles In Other Languages

More Holiday Sheet Music for Piano

It's always easier to learn a song you're already familiar with, so what would be better than to entertain yourself with your favorite holiday tunes while you practice? The following Christmas songs were chosen by you, arranged by yours truly, and were designed to exercise beginner/intermediate piano techniques and sight-reading skills.

▪ What Child Is This?
Set to the tune of the traditional English Greensleeves. This f# minor arrangement travels the octaves and experiments with texture, so it works best as a solo piano piece:

▪ Silent Night / Stille Nacht
A tranquil D Major arrangement of the beloved Austrian classic. Sheet music includes English and German lyrics, and is suitable for any playing-level:

▪ Adeste Fideles / O Come, All Ye Faithful
Another worldwide favorite, this chord-based version in G Major is simple and to-the-point. Lyrics are available in Latin, English, French, Spanish, and German:

▪ Away In A Manger
Learn a calm, yet bright arrangement of the carol's Mueller variation, set in the key ofD Major. Perfect for the intermediate pianist, or the beginner who is comfortable with rhythm in the bass:

▪ The First Noel
Choose from two versions of this English carol: Simple, designed for the beginner or as a background for vocals; and elaborate, which boasts fuller chords and a bit more rhythmic freedom (in the key of D Major):

▪ God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
This may be the most mysterious-sounding of all the Christmas carols. I kept the bass line simple in this arrangement to bring out the medieval qualities of its melody, so it's appropriate for all skill-levels (written in the key of e minor):

▪ O Christmas Tree / O Tannenbaum

A wintery ode to the evergreen, this tune originated in Deutschland and became one of the most recognized Christmas songs the world over. Choose between a simple piano/vocal score and an intermediate arrangement with more frills; both written in F Major: