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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Lyrics and Music: Traditional

"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.

In Bethlehem, in Israel,
This blessed Babe was born,
And laid within a manger
Upon this blessed morn,
The which His Mother Mary
Did nothing take in scorn:
O tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.

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

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 blessèd Babe to find:
O tidings of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy.

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

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 of comfort and joy,
comfort and joy,
O tidings of comfort and joy."

Artist Title
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Aaberg, Philip A Windham Hill Christmas 2
Albany Pro Musica Choir Traditional Christmas, A
Andress, Tuck Hymns, Carols and Songs About Snow
Atkins, Chet Christmas with Chet Atkins
Baker, Anita Christmas Fantasy
Barenaked Ladies Barenaked for the Holidays
Barenaked Ladies (with Sarah McLachlan) Maybe This Christmas
Barrage Classic Christmas
Beegie Adiar Trio Jazz Piano Christmas
Bravo Singers and Instrumental Christmas Sing-Along
Brooks, Garth Garth Brooks and The Magic of Christmas
Canadian Brass A Canadian Brass Christmas
Cathedrals, The Christmas in the Country
Cetera, Peter You Just Gotta Love Christmas
Chicago What's It Gonna Be, Santa
Chieftains The Bells of Dublin
Christmas - Unknown Artists Here We Come A-Caroling
Christmas - Unknown Artists Christmas Pan Flute
Christmas - Unknown Artists Peaceful Christmas
Christmas - Various Artists Silent Night
Christmas - Various Artists Making Spirits Bright
Christmas - Various Artists - An Early American Christmas
Christmas - Various Artists - Dixieland Christmas
Christmastide Musicians New England Christmastide
Church, Charlotte Dream a Dream
Cole, Nat King Chestnuts Roastin'
Cole, Nat King The Christmas Song
Crosby, Bing White Christmas
Crosby, Bing It's Christmas Time
Crosby, Bing Stars of Christmas
Darken, Eric Cool Jazz Christmas
Darnall, John Light Jazz Christmas
Derric Johnson's Vocal Orchestra The Re Generation - Christmas in Velvet Volumes 1 & 2
Diamond, Neil The Christmas Album
Dino Christmas Gift of Love
Douglas, Mike Christmas Carousel
Eddie Higgins Trio Christmas Songs
Emmons, Buddy Christmas Sounds of the Steel Guitar
Empire Brass An Empire Brass Christmas
Erquiaga, Steve A Winter's Solstice V
Fahey, John Christmas Guitar
Ferrante and Teicher Adventures in Carols
Howard, Mark Irish Christmas
Humperdinck, Elgelbert A Merry Christmas with Engelbert Humperdinck
Jethro Tull The Jethro Tull Christmas Album
Keller, Ricky and Oliver Wells 'Tis the Season To Be Jolly
Kitaro Peace on Earth
Lanza, Mario Christmas with Mario Lanza
Lennox, Annie A Christmas Cornucopia
Los Straitjackets 'Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets