Who Wrote Fidelis?


The authorship of Adeste Fidelis is unknown and disputed though it has been concluded that John Francis Wade is the author. Prior to this conclusion, the hymn was said to have been written by John Reading, his son Handel, Gluck and Marcos Portugal, a Portuguese composer. The most widespread version is the English translation by Frederick Oakeley.
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John Phillip Sousa.
Yes, it is a correct translation. The actual adjective meaning sacred is "sacrus" but since fides is a feminine noun, the adjective "sacrus" takes on a feminine
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