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God rest you merry, gentlemen
(Cornish Tune)

God rest you merry, gentlemen
(the better known London version)

Esperanto Versions:
Sinjoroj, Dio tenu vin (translated by Leland Bryant Ross)
Sinjoroj, Dio tenu vin (adapted to the London tune)
Ho restu vi en Dio (translated by Leonard Ivor Gentle, London tune)

Traditional English Carol

And an angel of the Lord appeared to certain shepherds, and ... the angel said to them : Fear not, for behold I bring you good tidings of a great joy ... : Luke 2:9-10*

Source : OBC 11

  1. God rest you merry, gentlemen, let nothing you dismay,
    For Jesus Christ our Saviour was born upon this day,
    To save us all from Satan's power when we were gone astray:


    O tidings, O tidings of comfort and joy,
    For Jesus Christ our Saviour was born on Christmas Day.

  2. In Bethlehem in Jewry this blessèd babe was born,
    And laid within a manger upon this blessed morn;
    The which his mother Mary nothing did take in scorn:

    Chorus: O tidings ...

  3. 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,

    Chorus: O tidings ...

  4. "Fear not," then said the angel, "Let nothing you affright.
    This day is born a Saviour of virtue, power, and might;
    So frequently to vanquish all the friends of Satan quite:

    Chorus: O tidings ...

  5. The shepherds at those tidings rejoicèd much in mind,
    And left their flocks a-feeding, in tempest, storm and wind,
    And went to Bethlehem straightway this blessèd babe to find:

    Chorus: O tidings ...

  6. 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:

    Chorus: O tidings ...

  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:

    Chorus: O tidings ...

Anonima kornvala karolo, unue presita 1833
(Almenaŭ en Usono, la Londona melodio estas pli konata)
MIDI LBR (pli rapida)

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