SONG LYRICS FOR: "GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN"
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"RHYTHM OF CHRISTMAS"
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Lead Vocal: Joy Frances [Angel: Michael Fogarty]
Music: Original English dance Chestnut, or Dove's Figary, first printed by John Playford in 1651; present version noted by John Stainer in 1871.
Lyrics: Anonymous 17th century London carol, collected by William Sandys [1792-1874] in 1833
Back-up vocals: Angelina Dunbar, Christy Gibson, Michael Fogarty, Joy Frances, John Listen.
Electric and Acoustic Guitars: Makoto Nobuka - Nylon Guitar: Philip Johnson.
Rhythm and Synth programming: John Listen
Arranged, and Engineered by: John Listen

"GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN"

Verse 1
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.

Chorus 1
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.

Verse 2
In Bethlehem of Judah this blesséd babe was born,
And laid within a manger up on this blesséd morn’,
The which his mother Mary did nothing take in scorn.

Chorus 2
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
[Oh, tidings of comfort and joy!]

Verse 3
From God, our Heav’nly Father, a blesséd angel came,
And unto certain shepherds brought tidings of the same,
How that in Bethlehem was born the Son of God by name.

Chorus 3
Woh-oh, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.

Verse 4
[Angel:] “Fear not! said the angel. “Let nothing you affright.
This day is born a Savior of virtue, pow’r, and might,
To free all those who trust in Him from Satan’s pow’r and might.

Chorus 4
“Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.” [Jo-o-o-oy!]

Verse 5
[A capella in :] Now to the Lord sing praises, all you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood each other now embrace
[With music:] This holy time of Christmas,
Which others do deface.
Oh [oh] …

Chorus 5
Tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy. [Oh, comfort and joy!]
Tidings of comfort and joy.

[Comfort and joy. Yeah, joy!]

 

"GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN" (with chords)

Intro: (C#m)(C#m)-(B)-(A)

Verse 1
God (C#m7)rest ye merry, (Bsus4)gentlemen, let (Amaj7)nothing you dis(F#/G#)may.
Re(C#m7)member Christ, our (Bsus4)Savior, was (Amaj7)born on Christmas (F#/G#)day(G#7)
To (F#m7)save us all from (B9)Satan’s pow’r when (C#m)we were gone a(Amaj7)stray.

Chorus 1
(G#aug)Oh, (Amaj7)tidings of (B6)comfort and (C#m7)joy, comfort and (F#9)joy,
Oh, (F#m)ti(B9)dings of (F#m/G#)com(G#7)fort and (C#m7)joy.(A/B)

Verse 2
In (C#m7)Bethlehem of (C#m7/B)Judah this (F#m/A)blesséd babe was (F#m)born,(G#7)
And (C#m7)laid within a (C#m7/B)manger up (Amaj7)on this blesséd (G#7sus4)morn’,(G#7)
The (F#m7)which his mother (E)Mary did (F#m)nothing take in (F#/G#)scorn.

Chorus 2
Oh, (Amaj7)tidings of (B6)com(Am6)fort and (C#m)joy, comfort and (F#7)joy,
[Oh, (E/B)tidings of comfort and (E)joy!]

Verse 3
(G#aug)From (C#m7)God, our Heav’nly Father, a (A)blesséd angel (G#)came,
And (C#m)unto certain (Bsus4)shepherds brought (Asus2)tidings of the (G#sus2)same,(G#)
How (F#m)that in Bethle(G#m)hem was born the (C#m)Son of God by (B)name.

Chorus 3
(A)Woh-(B)oh, (E)tidings of com(G#aug)fort and (C#m)joy, comfort and (F#9)joy,
Oh, (E/B)tidings of (A/B)comfort and (C#m)joy.

Musical Interlude: (C#m)-(C#m/B)-(Amaj7)-(F#m7sus4)(C#m7)-(C#m/B)(F#m7sus4)-(E/G#)-(Asus2)

Verse 4
[Angel:] “Fear (Dm)not! said the (C#aug)angel. “Let (F/C)nothing you af(Dm/B)fright.
This (Dm)day is born a (F7)Savior of (Bbmaj7)virtue, pow’r, and (A7sus4)might,(A7)
To (Gm7)free all (C/E)those who (F)trust in (Bbmaj7)Him from (Dm)Satan’s pow’r and (Bb7)might.

Chorus 4
(A7 +5)“Oh, (Em7)tidings of (A7)comfort and (Dm)joy, comfort and (C/E)joy,
Oh, (F)ti(Bbmaj7)dings of (Dm/A)com(A7)fort and (Dm)joy.” [Jo-o-o-oy!]

Interlude: (Dm)-(C/Bb)(A7sus4)-(A7)-(A7sus4)

Verse 5
[A capella in (Dm):] Now to the Lord sing praises, all you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood each other now embrace
[With music:] This (Gm)holy (C/E)time of (F)Christ(Bbmaj7)mas,
Which (Dm)others do de(Bbmaj7)face.
(A7 +5)Oh [oh] …

Chorus 5
(Bbmaj7)Tidings of (Dm/A)com(A7)fort and (Dm)joy, comfort and (Bb7)joy,
Oh, (Em7)tidings of (A7sus4)com(A7)fort and (Dm)joy. [Oh, (F)comfort and (G)joy!]
(Bbmaj7)Tidings of (F/G)com(Dm/A)fort (A7)and (Dm)joy.(Gsus2/B)

[Comfort and (Dm/A)joy. (Gsus2)Yeah, (Dm/F)joy!](Em7sus4)-(A7sus4)-(Dsus2)

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