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 Refrain Oh tidings of comfort and joy Comfort and joy Oh 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 From God our Heavenly 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. Fear not then, said the Angel Let nothing you affright This day is born a Savior Of a pure Virgin bright To free all those who trust in Him From Satan's pow'r and might 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 other doth deface: The door to God’s Heavenly place By this pure son was breached. Yet in spite of these glad tidings There still remains unreached. With urgency and fervency, the gospel must be preached.