A Swing Version of the Classic Carol

1. God rest you merry, gentlemen,Let nothing you dismay.For Jesus 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.

2. In Bethlehem, in Israel,
this blessed Babe was born,
and laid within a manger
upon this blessed morn
The which His Mother Mar-y
did nothing take in scorn.

3. 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.

4. Fear not, then said the Angel,Let nothing you affright,This day is born a Savior,Of virtue, power, and might;So frequently to vanquish all,The friends of Satan quite;


5. 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,This blessed babe to find:

6. But when to Bethlehem they came,Whereas this infant layThey found him in a manger,Where oxen feed on hay;His mother Mary kneeling,Unto the Lord did pray:

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