God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Engelbert Humperdinck Lyrics


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God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Let nothing you dismay
Remember, Christ, our Saviour
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 blessed Babe was born
And laid within a manger
Upon this blessed 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 blessed 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 affright,
This day is born a Saviour
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 Bethlehem straightway
The Son of God to find.
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

And when they came to Bethlehem
Where our dear Saviour lay,
They found Him in a manger,
Where oxen feed on hay;
His Mother Mary kneeling down,
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 other doth deface.
O tidings of comfort and joy,




Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Engelbert Humperdinck's "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" tell the story of the birth of Christ and the joy and celebration that followed. The first verse talks about the birth of Jesus and how it was meant to save humans from Satan's power when they had gone astray. The second verse is about how Jesus was born in Bethlehem and was laid in a manger, which Mary accepted without any negativity. The third verse is about how an angel came from God the Father to inform the shepherds that the Son of God had been born in Bethlehem. The angel reassured the shepherds not to be afraid and that the Savior would free those who trust in him from Satan's power and might.


The fourth verse reveals how the shepherds were overjoyed by the news of Jesus' birth and left their flock in tumult to find him. They followed the star that led them to the manger where they found the baby Jesus. In the final verse, we are encouraged to sing praises to the Lord and show love and brotherhood to one another during the holy tide of Christmas. The song is triumphant and joyful and reminds listeners of the true meaning of Christmas.


Line by Line Meaning

God rest ye merry, gentlemen
May you merry gentlemen find peace and rest


Let nothing you dismay
Do not be disheartened by anything


Remember, Christ, our Saviour
Recall that Christ, our Savior


Was born on Christmas day
Was born on a happy day of Christmas


To save us all from Satan's power
To rescue us from the control of Satan


When we were gone astray
When we were lost and had strayed


O tidings of comfort and joy,
Oh, joyful and comforting news,


Comfort and joy
Bringing a comfortable and joyful feeling


In Bethlehem, in Israel,
In Bethlehem, located in Israel,


This blessed Babe was born
This fortunate child was born


And laid within a manger
And placed in a manger


Upon this blessed morn
On this fortunate morning


The which His Mother Mary
His mother Mary


Did nothing take in scorn
Did not show any contempt


From God our Heavenly Father
Heavenly Father God


A blessed Angel came;
A blessed Angel arrived


And unto certain Shepherds
And to some shepherds


Brought tidings of the same:
Delivered the same news


How that in Bethlehem was born
That in Bethlehem was born


The Son of God by Name.
The Son of God with a name


Fear not then," said the Angel,
The Angel said, 'Do not be afraid


Let nothing you affright,
Do not be frightened by anything


This day is born a Saviour
Today, a Savior was born


Of a pure Virgin bright,
From a pure and bright Virgin


To free all those who trust in Him
To set free all those who have faith in Him


From Satan's power and might."
From the power and strength of Satan.'


The shepherds at those tidings
On hearing this news, the shepherds


Rejoiced much in mind,
Were extremely happy


And left their flocks a-feeding
And left their grazing flocks


In tempest, storm and wind:
In the tempestuous, stormy, and windy weather


And went to Bethlehem straightway
They immediately went to Bethlehem


The Son of God to find.
To find the Son of God.


Now to the Lord sing praises,
Now sing praises to the Lord,


All you within this place,
All those who are present here,


And with true love and brotherhood
And with genuine love and brotherhood


Each other now embrace;
Embrace each other now.


This holy tide of Christmas
This sacred time of Christmas


All other doth deface.
Defeats all other times of the year.


O tidings of comfort and joy,
Oh, joyful and comforting news,


Comfort and joy
Bringing a comfortable and joyful feeling




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Awesome-O-King Joshua Sumter

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