God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen Lyrics and Music: Traditional English
1. God rest you merry, gentlemen,
Let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ our Savior
Was born on Christmas Day;
To save us all from Satan’s pow’r
When we were gone astray.
Refrain: O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy;
O tidings of comfort and joy
2. From God our heav’nly Father
The blessed angel came
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name.
3. “Fear not, then,” said the angel
“Let nothing you affright,
This day is born a Savior
Of a pure Virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in Him
From Satan’s pow’r and might.”
4. 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
This blessed Babe to find.
5. 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.
6. 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 others doth deface.