God rest ye merry, gentlemen Let nothing you dismay
For Jesus Christ, our Saviour Was born upon this day
To save us all from Satan’s power When we were gone astray
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.
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.
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.
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.