It dates to 1740s Britain and of course was written originally in Latin (“adeste fideles”).
"adeste fideles, if you please," said S——, rather taken aback.
She took a little book from her pocket and read to us a hymn,—'O come, all ye faithful,' the old 'adeste fideles.'
The adeste fideles had summoned few to worship, and the praise had sounded thin and hollow.
The women-folk began to clear their throats for the adeste fideles with which the festivity concluded.