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Feather’s Music – Track 12 – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen



Hello Everyone!

Sorry for the delay, but I’ve had a busy couple of weeks. Now, I’m free enough to provide you with some Christmas carols for your delight!

For the first of the three you will be presented with, I have chosen to cover the hymn “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”. Why? Well, I love this hymn that’s why. Despite its sombre tone, I learned to love this hymn a couple of years ago. I guess, it all started when I first watched an acapella group sing a beautiful arrangement that inspires me every Christmas. So, I decided to go down a similar route too. Granted it’s not sung and it’s purely composed with strings, but you can easily re-arrange that so that a choir could sing this arrangement. I also left out a couple of verses, which you could easily add in, what with all the repetition in the hymn. So, have fun! I know I shouldn’t be saying that, but hey, it’s Christmas, it’s all about enjoying life while we have it.

So without further ado, here’s “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”.

If you want to check out the sheet music for this piece, click the link below:

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Lyrics – Unknown – Originated from an English Traditional Choir

God rest ye merry gentlemen,

Let nothing you dismay,

Remember Christ our saviour

Was born on this blessed day

To save us all from Satan’s pow’rs

When we were gone astray,


Oh, tidings of comfort and joy,

Comfort and joy,

Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.


In Bethlehem, In Judah,

The blessed babe was born,

And laid within a manger,

Upon this blessed morn,

The which his mother Mary,

Did nothing, take in scorn.


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.


Now to the Lord sing praises,

All you within this place,

And with true love and fellowship,

Each other now embrace,

This Holy tide of Christmas,

All other doth deface.


So what do you think? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll see you all soon!

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