Christmas Carols

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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

  1. God rest ye merry, Gentlemen,
    Let nothing you dismay,
    For Jesus Christ our Sav'our
    Was born upon this day,
    To save us all from Satan's pow’r
    When we were gone astray:
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    Comfort and joy....

  2. In Bethlehem in Jewry
    This blessèd Babe was born,
    And laid within a manger,
    Upon this blessèd morn;
    The which his mother, Mary,
    Nothing did take in scorn.
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    Comfort and joy....

  3. From God our heav’nly 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:
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    Comfort and joy....

  4. “Fear not,” then said the angel,
    “Let nothing you affright:
    This day is born a Sav’our
    Of virtue, pow’r and might,
    So frequently to vanquish all
    The friends of Satan quite.”
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    Comfort and joy....

  5. The shepherds at those tidings
    Rejoicèd much in mind,
    And left their flocks a-feeding
    In tempest, storm and wind,
    And went to Bethlehem straightway,
    This blessed Babe to find:
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    Comfort and joy....

  6. But when to Bethlehem they came,
    Whereat this Infant lay,
    They found Him in a manger,
    Where oxen feed on hay;
    His mother Mary kneeling,
    Unto the Lord did pray:
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    Comfort and joy....

  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 other doth deface:
    O tidings of comfort and joy,
    Comfort and joy....