God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

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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.

In Bethlehem, in Jewry, 
This blessed Babe was born, 
And laid within a manger, 
Upon this blessed morn; 
To 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 afright, 
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 Saviour 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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