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God Rest You Merry Gentlemen  Traditional Christmas Carol

Traditional English Carol, 18th century

God [Em]rest you [B7]merry, [Em]gentlemen;
let [Em]nothing [C]you dis-[B7]may
Re-[Em]member [B7]Christ our [Em]Savior
was [Em]born on [C]Christmas [B7]Day
To [Am]save us all from [B7]Satan's pow'r
when [Em]we were gone a-[D]stray
. . . . Refrain . . . .
O [G]tidings of [B7]comfort and [Em]joy,
comfort and [D]joy!
O [G]tidings [C]of [B7]comfort and [Em]joy

From [Em]God our [B7]heav'nly [Em]Father,
a [Em]blessed [C]angel [B7]came;
And [Em]unto [B7]certain [Em]shepherds
brought [Em]tidings [C]of the [B7]same;
How [Am]that in Bethle-[B7]hem was born
the [Em]Son of God by [D]name.

. . . . Refrain . . . .

"Fear [Em]not, then," [B7]said the [Em]angel,
"Let [Em]nothing [C]you a-[B7]fright;
this [Em]day is [B7]born a [Em]Savior
of [Em]a pure [C]virgin [B7]bright,
to [Am]free all those who [B7]trust in him
from [Em]Satan's power and [D]might."

. . . . Refrain . . . .

In [Em]Bethlehem, [B7]in [Em]Israel,
this [Em]blessed [C]Babe was [B7]born,
and [Em]laid with-[B7]in a [Em]manger
u-[Em]pon this [C]blessed [B7]morn;
The [Am]which His Mother [B7]Mar-y
did [Em]nothing take in [D]scorn.

. . . . Refrain . . . .

Now [Em]to the Lord [B7]sing [Em]praises,
all [Em]you with-[C]in this [B7]place,
and [Em]with true [B7]love and [Em]charity
each [Em]other [B7]now em-[Em]brace;
this [Am]holy tide of [B7]Christmas
doth [Em]bring redeeming [D]grace.

. . . . Refrain . . . .

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