211. God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

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1 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;

Refrain:
O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.

2 From God our heav'nly 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. (Refrain)

3 "Fear not then," said the angel,
"Let nothing you affright,
This day is born a Saviour
Of a pure virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in him
From Satan's pow;r and might." (Refrain)

4 The shepherds at those tidings
Rejoiced much in mind,
And left their flocks afeeding,
In tempest, storm, and wind:
And went to Bethlehem straightway,
The Son of God to find. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: God rest you merry, gentlemen
Title: God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.6.ref.
Scripture: Luke 2:8-16
Topic: Christ: Deity of
Source: English carol, 18th cent.
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O tidings of comfort and joy
Tune Information
Name: GOD REST YOU MERRY
Meter: 8.6.8.6.8.6.ref.
Key: e minor
Source: English melody, 18th cent.



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