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God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

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Music & text: Traditional English carol

  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.
  2. Chorus: O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy; O tidings of comfort and joy.
  3. 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. (Chorus)
  4. 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. (Chorus)
  5. Fear not, then, said the angel, Let nothing you afright; 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. (Chorus)
  6. The shepherds at those tidings rejoiced much in mind, And left their flocks a feeding in tempest, storm and wind, And went to Bethlehem straightway the Son of God to find. (Chorus)
  7. 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 down unto the Lord did pray. (Chorus)
  8. 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 doth bring redeeming grace. (Chorus)
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