God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen – hymn

MERRY CHRISTMAS! May you be blessed with a lovely day worshipping God and remembering Christ our Savior.

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GOD REST YE MERRY, GENTLEMEN

traditional English carol
music and lyrics: unknown

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.

Refrain

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy;
O tidings of comfort and joy.

2 In Bethlehem, in Israel,
This blessèd Babe was born,
And laid within a manger
Upon this blessèd morn;
The which His mother Mary
Did nothing take in scorn.

Refrain

3 From God our heavenly Father
A blessèd angel came;
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same;
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

5 The shepherds at those tidings
Rejoicèd much in mind,
And left their flocks a-feeding
In tempest, storm and wind,
And went to Bethl’em straightaway
This blessèd Babe to find.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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—

That God send you a happy new year,
Happy new year,
And God send you a happy new year.

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen – hymn

  1. Barbie December 25, 2016 at 5:22 pm Reply

    One of my favorites to sing at Christmas time. Blessings to you and yours!

  2. Annette Tinholt Vellenga December 25, 2016 at 11:07 pm Reply

    This is a good one Lori, a Merry Christmas to you and yours as well. 🙂

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