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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Lyrics

God rest you merry gentlemen


God rest you merry, gentlemen,

Let nothing you dismay,

Remember Christ our Saviour

Was born on Christmas Day,

To save us all from Satan’s power

When we were gone astray:

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy!

O tidings of comfort and joy!


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 or God by name:



And when they came to Bethlehem

Where our dear Saviour lay,

They found him in a manger

Where oxen feed on hay;

His mother Mary kneeling

Unto the Lord did pray:



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 other doth efface: