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O Come, All Ye Faithful

Rating:
4.2 / 5

Words & Music: Arranged by Elvis Presley

O come, all ye faithful
Joyful and triumphant
O come ye, o come ye to Bethlehem
Come and behold him
Born the king of angels
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

Sing choirs of angels
Sing in exaltation
Oh sing all ye rivals
Of heaven above
Glory to God, Glory in the highest
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
O come let us adore Him
Christ the Lord

Recordingdate: 1971/05/16, first released on: Elvis Sings the Wonderful World of Christmas (album)

Musicians

Musicians who contributed to the first recording of O Come, All Ye Faithful:

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(guitar)
(guitar)
(bass)
(drums)
(piano)
(organ)
(organ)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(vocals)
(percussion)

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bastiaanvinke wrote on January 18, 2010
Don't know why exactly but his one isn't workin' for me.
derekd wrote on April 18, 2010
Great recording, good arrangement and just right for Christmas morning while cooking breakfast, a full Ulster fryup.
shoesuedeblues wrote on April 29, 2010
I much prefer the Christmas Duets version, but not one of Elvis' best Christmas carols.
Deano1 wrote on October 27, 2010
My sister, who is not a big Elvis fan, loves his rendition of this Christmas standard. I think it is perfectly arranged and while I would like to hear a bit more of Elvis, I appreciate that he basically sings a duet with The Imperials and allows them to shine. 5 star track and a great opening for the "...Wonderful World of Christmas" LP.
dgirl wrote on February 12, 2011
I like this version a lot and I also like Darin's version. The two best for my money.
old shep wrote on February 12, 2011
Love the Elvis Christmas albums and this is another great recording.
Great Dane wrote on February 15, 2011
Awesome record, i like it a lot.Also this song. I've read somewhere that it has sold over 7 million units worlwide,great!
Bill (BW) wrote on October 26, 2011
Really great recording. I prefer take 2, as released on "Memories of Christmas." Running 4:05 mins. it is much longer than take 1, which is the common version.
Steve V wrote on October 26, 2011
A song we've all heard since childhood in many different versions. I love the Elvis version, the arrangement is great and different. It builds to a great ending. Also love versions by Darin & Jackie Wilson.
derekd wrote on October 26, 2011
ha, the end of October, just November to get out of the way, then out come's my Elvis Christmas Cd's. Everyone of Elvis Christmas recordings, including 'faithful' are great. I only listen to them in December but it's worth the wait.
TCB1974 wrote on October 26, 2011
Masterful arrangement from another top notch album from the early 70's. This is one of those recordings where the hand of Elvis is recognizable but his voice is not that dominant. Wonderful built up towards the climax of the song. Four stars.
freedom101 wrote on October 27, 2011
Elvis is The King of Christmas music as well.
bajo wrote on December 02, 2012
I like Elvis' version of this song. Most of all the version first heard on The Memories Of Christmas album.
Gorse wrote on December 02, 2012
Really love this carol, along with its 'sister' The First Noel from the 1971 Christmas recordings. I play this throughout the year, unlike what I call the real Christmas songs, and find the whole experience truly uplifting.
ElvisSacramento wrote on December 02, 2012
This is such a beautiful song and it's easily one of my most favorite Christmas songs. Elvis' rendition of it was brilliant too.
sugartummy wrote on April 18, 2013
As a teenager I never liked this one, but as I got older, I appreciate it more. Then I would have given it 2 stars, now 4.
Lpool kid wrote on December 08, 2013
doesn't really work for me the arrangement is good but elvis's vocals are not crystal clear it's more of a turkey for me when you think of all the hyms he could have sang.why susan boyle has dueted with elvis on this one and not one of his really great seasonal songs is a mystery.only 2 1/2 stars from me.
Jerome wrote on December 16, 2013
And now we have a great new version with Susan Boyle! Elvis is back! Like if he is still alive! Susan is the best!~..
shawnrw wrote on May 16, 2014
Well done version of the classic Christmas song. Nothing really new here, been done like this a thousand times before and a thousand times since, but well played.
JerryNodak wrote on February 08, 2016
I like the short version on "The Wonderful World Of Christmas" LP. Wonderful arrangement and nicely sung.
atomic powered poste wrote on June 28, 2018
It's pure kitsch, but that's what you expect, and want, when listening to a christmas record. Not my favourite track on the album, not a memorable recording by any stretch, no outstanding vocal performance to say the least, but it still worksin context. 3 stars.
Cruiser621 wrote on June 28, 2018
Not one of his Christmas tunes I go looking for to play via CD. OK, average, 3-stars. The 1971 Christmas Album pales in comparison to the 1957 Christmas Album and always will as far as I'm concerned.
Miknik7077 wrote on October 15, 2020
I know some people think this song is too bombastic, but I love the arrangement on this tune. The music, the background singing and Elvis all intertwine so well together.
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