Who Sang God Rest You Merry Gentlemen? Alfred Deller & Deller Consort

Release information
Release Date: 1991
length: 3:08
GOD REST YOU MERRY GENTLEMEN
Let nothing you dismay,
Remember Christ our Saviour
Was born on Christmas Day,
To save poor souls from Satan's power
Which had long time gone astray,
And it's tidings of comfort and joy.
From God that is our Father,
The blessed Angels came,
Unto some certain Shepherds,

With tidings of the same;
That there was born in Bethlehem,
The Son of God by name.
And it's tidings of comfort and joy.

Now when they came to Bethlehem,
Where our sweet Saviour lay,
They found him in a manger,
Where Oxen feed on hay,
The blessed Virgin kneeling down,
Unto the Lord did pray.
And it's tidings of comfort and joy.

With sudden joy and gladness,
The Shepherds were beguil'd,
To see the Babe of Israel,
Before his mother mild,
On them with joy and cheerfulness,
Rejoice each Mother's Child.
And it's tidings of comfort and joy.

Now to the Lord sing praises,
All you within this place,
Like we true loving Brethren,
Each other to embrace,
For the merry time of Christmas,
Is drawing on apace.
And it's tidings of comfort and joy.

Now bless the ruler of this house

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Patapan
  • 2 We Three Kings of Orient Are
  • 3 I Saw Three Ships
  • 4 The Coventry Carol
  • 5 It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
  • 6 Good King Wenceslas
  • 7 Once In Royal David's City
  • 8 Rocking
  • 9 The First Nowell
  • 10 God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
  • 11 Wither's Rocking Hymn
  • 12 Silent Night
  • 13 Wassail Song
  • 14 Dormi Jesus
  • 15 Boar's Head Carol
  • 16 Past Three A Clock
  • 17 Lullay My Liking
  • 18 Adam Lay Ybounden
  • 19 Herrick's Carol
  • 20 Angelus ad Virginem
  • 21 The Holly and the Ivy
  • 22 O Little One Sweet
  • 23 Song of the Nuns of Chester
  • 24 Winter Rose
  • 25 In dulci jubilo