God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Voicing: SATB
Accompaniment: Piano
Text: W.B. Sandys, adapted by Kyle Pederson

Text:

God rest ye merry gentlemen, let nothing you dismay
Remember Christ the avior 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, tiding of comfort and joy. 

In Bethlehem, in Israel, this blessed babe was born;
And laid within a manger upon this blessed morn;
Of which his mother did nothing take in scorn.
O, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy;
O, tiding of comfort and joy. 

God rest all you who seek for life, go seek and ye shall find.
For on this day a savior is born to humankind.
His life he’ll give so you can live where chains no longer bind.
O, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy;
O, tiding of comfort and joy. 

“Fear not!” said the angel, “Let nothing you affright,
this day is born a savior to Mary, pure and bright!
To free all those who trust in Him from satan’s pow’r and might.”
O, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy;
O, tiding of comfort and joy. 

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