söndag 23 december 2012

God rest you merry gentlemen

1. 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 power 
when we were gone astray. 
//: O tidings of comfort and joy, 
comfort and joy; 
o tidings of comfort and joy! :// 

2. In Bethlehem, in Israel, 
this blessèd Babe was born, 
and laid within a manger 
upon this blessèd morn; 
the which His mother Mary 
did nothing take in scorn. 
O tidings... 

3. From God our heavenly Father 
a blessèd 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... 

4. “Fear not, then,” said the angel, 
“let nothing you afright! 
This day is born a Savior 
of a pure Virgin bright, 
to free all those who trust in Him 
from Satan’s power and might.” 
O tidings... 

5. The shepherds at those tidings 
rejoiced much in mind, 
and left their flocks a-feeding 
in tempest, storm and wind, 
and went to Bethl’em straightaway 
this blessèd Babe to find. 
O tidings... 

6. But when to Bethlehem they came 
where our dear Savior lay, 
they found Him in a manger 
where oxen feed on hay; 
his mother Mary kneeling 
unto the Lord did pray. 
O tidings... 

7. 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...

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