04 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Traditional

This song can be played in 4/4 or 6/8 time. There are things I like about both as well as things I don't. So I combined them both. This song keeps switching back and forth from 4/4 to 6/8 time. See if you can hear which is which.


God rest ye merry, gentlemen.         Let nothing you dismay.   
Remember Christ, our Savior,          was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan's pow'r     when we were gone astray,

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

From God, our heav'nly 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.

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,
To which His Mother Mary              did nothing take in scorn.

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

The shepherds at these tidings        rejoic-ed much in mind
And left their flocks a-feeding       In tempest storm and wind
And went straightway to Bethlehem,    The blessed babe to find.

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


Now, to the Lord sing praises,         All ye within this place,
And in true love and brotherhood       each other now embrace,
This holy tide of Christmas,           of beauty and of grace.
   
O tidings of comfort and joy,         comfort and joy!
O tidings of comfort and joy! 

				

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