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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

{yuletide carols} God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman

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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 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 blessèd Babe was born,
And laid within a manger upon this blessèd morn;
The which His mother Mary did nothing take in scorn.

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy;
O tidings of comfort and joy.

From God our heavenly Father a blessèd 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.

“Fear not, then,” said the angel, “Let nothing you afright
This day is born a Savior of a pure Virgin bright,
To free all those who trust in Him from Satan’s power and might.”

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy;
O tidings of comfort and joy.

The shepherds at those tidings rejoiced much in mind,
And left their flocks a-feeding in tempest, storm and wind,
And went to Bethl’em straightaway this blessèd Babe to find.

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy;
O tidings of comfort and joy.

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.

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy;
O tidings of comfort and joy.

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.

O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy;
O tidings of comfort and joy.

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 near—

That God send you a happy new year, 
happy new year,
And God send you a happy new year.

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If you want to know more about the original carolers photo, for this post - read HERE!
Fun times from last year's Yuletide.

Oh my goodness..
What a fabulous month of pretty much just caroling.  Thanks to you, my friends and readers for hanging in here with me and joining in with the sharing of your favorites along the way.
Have a wonderful start to the New Year!
God bless..

3 comments:

  1. I love that pic Bevy! May 2014 be a very blessed on for you and your family.

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  2. What a great picture!! Oh I love it soo!!! This was very fun and even informational - the whole month of carols!!! Oh sad to have it end but yet, the excitement of a new year before us....

    MANY wonderful, joyous, GIANT blessings to you and your family in 2014!!!!!! Love to all of you!!!

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  3. What a wonderful one to close the caroling season... and such a wonderful photo...
    I wish you the best New Year ever... may God Bless you daily.... Happy New Year to you and yours...

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