17. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen performed by @metanoiauk with @changingworship (Robb Sutherland) #onlinecarols





God rest ye merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay
For Jesus Christ our Saviour was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan’s pow’r when we were gone a-stray

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy!
O tidings of comfort and joy


In Bethlehem, in Judah, this holy Babe was born
They laid him in a manger on this most happy morn
At which His Mother Mary did neither fear nor scorn

From God our Heavenly Father a holy Angel came;
The Shepherds saw the glory and heard the voice proclaim
That Christ was born in Bethlehem and Jesus is His Name.

“Fear not then,” said the Angel, “Let nothing cause you fright,
To you is born a Saviour in David’s town tonight

To free all those who trust in Him from Satan’s power and might.”

The shepherds at these tidings rejoiced in heart and mind,
And on the darkened hillside they left their flocks behind
And went to Bethlehem straightway the Holy Child to find.

And to Bethlehem they came where Christ the Infant lay,
They found Him in a manger, where oxen feed on hay;
And there beside her newborn Child, his mother knelt to pray.

Now to the Lord sing praises, all people in this place,
With Christian love and fellowship each other now embrace;
And let this Christmas festival all bitterness displace.


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