God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

 

Verse 1:

God rest ye merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay,

Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day;

To save us all from Satan’s power when we were gone astray.

 

Chorus:

O tidings of comfort and joy,

comfort and joy;

O tidings of comfort and joy.

 

Verse 2:

In Bethlehem, in Israel, this blessed Babe was born,

And laid within a manger upon this blessed morn;

The which His mother Mary did nothing take in scorn.

 

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Verse 3:

From God our heavenly Father a blessed angel came;

And unto certain shepherds brought tidings of the same;

How that in Bethlehem was born the Son of God by name.

 

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Verse 4:

“Fear not, then,” said the angel,  “Let nothing you affright

This day is born a Savior of a pure Virgin bright,

To free all those who trust in Him from Satan’s power and might.”

 

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Verse 5:

The shepherds at those tidings rejoiced much in mind,

And left their flocks a-feeding in tempest, storm and wind,

And went to Bethlehem straightaway this blessed Babe to find.

 

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Verse 6:

But when to Bethlehem they came where our dear Savior lay,

They found Him in a manger where oxen feed on hay;

His mother Mary kneeling unto the Lord did pray.

 

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Verse 7:

Now to the Lord sing praises all you within this place,

And with true love and brotherhood each other now embrace;

This holy tide of Christmas all others doth deface.

 

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Verse 8:

God bless the ruler of this house, and send him long to reign,

And many a merry Christmas may live to see again;

Among your friends and kindred that live both far and near—

 

Finale:

That God send you a happy new year,

happy new year,

And God send you a happy new year.