God rest ye merry gentlemen, let nothing ye 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 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 ye affright,
This day is born a Savior, of virtue, power, and might;
So frequently to vanquish all the friends of Satan quite:
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 this blessed babe to find:
But when to Bethlehem they came, whereat this infant lay
They found him in a manger, where oxen feed on hay;
His mother Mary kneeling unto the Lord did pray:
Now to the Lord sing praises, all ye within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood, each other now embrace;
This holy tide of Christmas all others doth deface: