God rest ye merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay,
Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day;
To save us all from Satanâ€™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 blessÃ¨d Babe was born,
And laid within a manger upon this blessÃ¨d morn;
The which His mother Mary did nothing take in scorn.
From God our heavenly Father a blessÃ¨d angel came;
And unto certain shepherds brought tidings of the same;
How that in Bethlehem was born the Son of God by name.
â€œFear not, then,â€ said the angel, â€œLet nothing you afright
This day is born a Savior of a pure Virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in Him from Satanâ€™s power and might.â€
The shepherds at those tidings rejoiced much in mind,
And left their flocks a-feeding in tempest, storm and wind,
And went to Bethlâ€™em straightaway this blessÃ¨d Babe to find.
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.
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.
God bless the ruler of this house, and send him long to reign,
And many a merry Christmas may live to see again;
Among your friends and kindred that live both far and nearâ€”
That God send you a happy new year, happy new year,
And God send you a happy new year.