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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Lyrics

Lyrics, Author Unknown 
Harmony Attributed to Sir John Stainer (c.1875) 
Christian Hymn

God rest ye merry, gentlemen, 
Let nothing you dismay, 
Remember Christ our Saviour 
Was born on Christmas Day, 
To save us all from Satan's pow'r 
When we were gone astray.

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

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.

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 of God by Name.

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

"Fear not then," said the Angel, 
"Let nothing you affright, 
This day is born a Saviour 
Of a pure Virgin bright, 
To free all those who trust in Him, 
From Satan's power and might."

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

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.

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

And when they came to Bethlehem, 
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.

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

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 deface.

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




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