"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" as written by Bruce Cockburn and Pd Traditional....
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

From god our heav'nly 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 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"

The shepherds at those tidings rejoiced much in mind
And left their flocks a-feeding in tempest, storm and wind
And went to Bethlehem straightaway 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 you within this place
And with true love and brotherhood each other now embrace
This holy tide of Christmas all others doth deface

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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"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" as written by Walter N. Afanasieff Mariah Carey

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