God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, Traditional

Anonymous,

God rest you merry, gentlemen,
let nothing you dismay,
remember Christ our Savior
was born upon this 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.

God rest you merry, women here
let nothing you dismay,
remember Christ our Savior
was born upon this day,
to save us all from Satan’s power,
when we were gone astray.
O tidings...

From God that is our Father
the blessed angel came,
unto some certain shepherds,
with tidings of the same,
how that in Bethlehem was born
the Son of God by name.
O tidings...

The shepherds at those tidings,
rejoiced much in mind,
And left their flocks afeeding,
in tempest, storm, and wind,
and went to Bethlehem straightway,
this blessed babe to find,
O tidings...

But when to Bethlehem they came
where at this infant lay,
They found him in a manger
where oxen feed on hay,
his mother unto the Lord did pray,
O tidings...

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
is drawing on a pace,
O tidings...

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