Who Sang God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen? Roger Whittaker

Roger Whittaker Tidings of Comfort and Joy cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Mariah Carey, Walter N. Afanasieff
Release Date: 1990
length: 2:43
Some other versions of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"

Lyrics
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.

In Bethlehem, in Jewry,
This blessed Babe was born,
And laid within a manger,
Upon this blessed morn;
That 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 Savior
Of 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 Savior 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

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Christmas Song
  • 2 Ding Dong Merrily on High
  • 3 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • 4 The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • 5 The First Noel
  • 6 The Holly and the Ivy
  • 7 White Christmas
  • 8 The Little Drummer Boy
  • 9 Angels From the Realms of Glory
  • 10 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records Nashville
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 077779405626
    script: Latin