O Come All Ye Faithful (chords, melody with tabs and arrangement)

Last updated on February 8th, 2024


O Come All Ye Faithful is a popular Christmas carol written by John Francis Wade written to the tune “Adeste Fideles”. In this post, we’ll cover the guitar chords for this song, sheet music for the melody including tabs, and a fingerstyle guitar arrangement.

Grab your guitar and let’s get started!



How to read the guitar chord charts

To clarify how to read the chord charts, the top horizontal line represents the high E string and the bottom horizontal line represents the low E string. The vertical lines separate each fret. The numbers in the blue dots tell you which fingers to use on the fretting hand. 

For example, on the E Major chord, you use the:

  • 1st finger on the 3rd string, 1st fret
  • 2nd finger on the 4th string, 2nd fret
  • 3rd finger on the 3rd string, 2nd fret
  • Circles represent open strings
  • On some other chords, X means to avoid the string

You can check this link for more on how to read guitar notation symbols.

O Come All Ye Faithful guitar chords

The chords we’re using for O Come All Ye Faithful are E Major, E sus 4 chord, B Major, C# minor 7, F# Major, A Major, and E/B.You can click on the chords with links to learn different ways of playing that chord.

Try the following chords one at a time until you feel comfortable switching between them. These chords will be written above the melody in the next section.

O Come All Ye Faithful - guitar chords

Here are some other resources on chords:

O Come All Ye Faithful – melody with tabs and chords

For the sheet music below, keep in mind that the chords and melody are meant to be played as separate parts. We’ll look at how to connect these parts later in the arrangement section of this post.

The numbers next to some notes on the top staff indicate which fingers to use on the fretting hand.

You can refer to this simple guide to understanding music symbols if needed.

By the way, you can get all the PDFs of this song below.


O Come All Ye Faithful - guitar tabs and chords

O Come All Ye Faithful lyrics

Verse 1:
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.

Chorus:
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
O come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord!

Verse 2:
God from true God, and
Light from Light eternal,
born of a virgin, to earth he comes!
Only-begotten Son of God the Father (Chorus)

Verse 3:
Sing, choirs of angels,
sing in exultation,
sing, all ye citizens of heav’n above!
Glory to God, all glory in the highest (Chorus)

Verse 4:
Yea, Lord, we greet thee, 
born this happy morning;
Jesus, to thee be all glory giv’n!
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing (Chorus)

Reference: Oh Come, All Ye Faithful. Hymnary.org

O Come All Ye Faithful – guitar arrangement

In this section, we essentially put different parts together using a finger picking style method of playing.

You can check out this post to learn how to finger pick on guitar.


O Come All Ye Faithful  guitar arrangement with tabs

If you like this style of playing, you can check out this post to learn how to connect a melody and chords on guitar.

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Want to learn more songs? Check out the sheet music with guitar tabs resource on this site.


All the best,
JG Music Lessons

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