GOD REST YE MERRY, GENTLEMEN

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:

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.

And then 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!

 

The shepherds at those tidings rejoiced much in mind.

And left their flocks a-feeding, in tempest, and in wind.

And went to Bethlehem straightaway the Son of God to find:

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy!

O tidings of comfort and joy!

Tidings of comfort and joy!