7 songs for the season – part II

Good Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen – Loreena McKennitt

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!

From God our Heavenly Father
A blessed angel came
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same
How in that Bethlehem was born
The son of God by name

“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 pow’r 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


(Words and music traditional, arranged and adapted by Loreena McKennitt)

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One thought on “7 songs for the season – part II

  1. Que ideia fantástica esta partilha…

    Obrigada, pois apesar de ter os cds (gentileza de uma prima :P) há algum tempo que não A ouvia…

    Esta é, sem dúvida, uma das que mais gosto!!!

    Até amanhã!!!

    Gostar

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