God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

Poet/Lyricist: 

Traditional English

Premiere: 

The Ensemble, Portland, Oregon
Item Voicing Media Price
LK025-06 SSATBB a cappella
$2.25

Text:

God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

God rest ye 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:
O tidings of comfort and joy.

From God our heavenly Father
A blesséd 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.

The shepherds at those tidings
Rejoicéd much in mind,
And left their flocks a-feeding,
In tempest, storm and wind,
And went to Bethlehem straight-way
This blesséd babe to find:
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 others doth deface:
O tidings of comfort and joy.