John Francis Wade (1711 - August 16, 1786) was an English hymnist. He is supposed to have written and composed the song Adeste Fideles (also known as O Come All Ye Faithful).
Either born in England or in Douay, France, Wade fled to France after the Second Jacobite rising was crushed. As a Catholic layman, he lived with exiled English Catholics in France for the rest of his life. There, he taught music and worked on church music for private use. (Hide extended text) ... (Read all) Source : Wikipedia