God Rest You Merry Gentlemen

God rest you 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. Refrain

Women:   The shepherds at those tidings rejoicèd much in mind
And left their flocks a-feeding in tempest, storm and wind
And went to Bethlehem straightway this blessed Babe to find. Refrain

Men:       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. Refrain

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 other doth efface. Refrain