O Come, All Ye Faithful

Written to be sung following the second stanza (“God of God . . .”) of “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”

Gently she holds him, deity enshrouded.

Love comes redeeming our mortal estate.

Sharing our dying, firstborn of our rising.

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him,

O come, let us adore him,

Christ the Lord!

Dr. Debra Rienstra (debrarienstra.com) is professor of English at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the author of four books, including most recently Refugia Faith: Seeking Hidden Shelters, Ordinary Wonders, and the Healing of the Earth (Fortress, 2022). She writes regularly for the Reformed Journal blog and hosts the Refugia podcast. When not reading, writing, or professoring, she can be found doing crossword puzzles or figuring out how to garden. 

Reformed Worship 129 © September 2018, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Used by permission.