God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen

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Traditional Music
Traditional Lyrics

VERSE 1

    Em       B      Em Bm C 
God rest you merry, gentlemen,

G   C   B   Em  Am B 
Let nothing you dismay,

    Em    B          Em Bm C 
For Jesus Christ our Sav---iour,

G   C    B Em Am   B 
Was born upon this day;

E  Am   D  G   C    G7 C    G 
To save us all from Satan's power,

B7   Em A7   D    G D7 
When we were gone astray.

REFRAIN

Em D G  C    G     Am   Em  B 
O___ tidings of comfort and joy, 

Em      A7  D 
Comfort and joy,

G D7 G   C G    C  G   Em     B   Em 
O___ tid---ings of com---fort and joy. 

  
VERSE 2

   Em    B       Em Bm C 
In Bethlehem, in Jew---ry,

G    C    B  Em   Am  B 
This blessed Babe was born,

    Em       B    Em Bm C 
And laid within a man---ger,

G C  B    Em   Am B 
Upon this blessed morn;

E   Am    D   G   C  G7 C G 
The which His Mother Ma---ry 

B7  Em  A7  D    G  D7 
Did nothing take in scorn.

REFRAIN

  
VERSE 3

     Em      B        Em Bm C 
From God our heavenly Fa----ther,

G C    B  Em Am B 
A blessed angel came;

    Em   B       Em  Bm C 
And unto certain shep---herds,

G       C  C    Em Am  B 
Brought tidings of the same;

E   Am   D  G   C G7  C   G 
How that in Bethlehem was born,

B7  Em  A7 D   G  D7 
The Son of God by name.

REFRAIN

  
ADDITIONAL VERSES:

VERSE 4

"Fear not," then said the Angel,

"Let nothing you affright,

This day is born a Saviour

Of virtue, power, and might;

To free all those who trust in Him

From Satan's power and might;"

REFRAIN

VERSE 5

The shepherds at those tidings

Rejoiced much in mind,	

And left their flocks a-feeding,

In tempest, storm, and wind,

And went to Bethlehem straightway,

The blessed Babe to find;

REFRAIN

VERSE 6

But when to Bethlehem they came, 

Where this dear infant lay,

They found Him in a manger,

Where oxen feed on hay;

His Mother Mary kneeling down,

Unto the Lord did pray;

REFRAIN

VERSE 7

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;

REFRAIN

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A7 A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E Minor G Major G7
Guitar A7 A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E Minor G Major G7
Mandolin A7 A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E Minor G Major G7
Piano A7 A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E Minor G Major G7
Ukulele A7 A Minor B Major B7 B Minor C Major D Major D7 E Major E Minor G Major G7

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