“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (Traditional; Arr. by Brian Wilson) – Chords, Tabs, & How to Play

Originally posted 2009-12-12 15:17:20. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
(Traditional) Arr. by Brian Wilson

Intro:  (Bbm – F) x2

(nc)   Bbm     F        Bbm                F#                   F
God, rest ye merry gentlemen; let nothing you dismay.
Remember Christ our savior was born on Christmas day.

F   Eb        Ab         Bbm                         C#                       Ab
To save us all from satan’s power when we were gone astray…

Ab   C#           Ab              Bbm                    Ab
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy.
Ab  C#            Ab              Bbm
Oh, 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.

Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy.
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.

“Fear not, then,” said the angel. “Let nothing you afright.
This day is born a savior of a pure virgin bright

To free all those who trust in Him from satan’s power and might.”

Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy.
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.

Instrumental:   (Bb   F   Bb   Eb) x3
Bb   F   Eb

To save us all from satan’s power when we were gone astray…

Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy.
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.

Now, the Lord sings praises, all you within this place,
And with true love and brotherhood, each other now embrace.

This holy tide of Christmas that brings redeeming grace…

Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy.
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.

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…

Oh, tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy.
Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.

Instrumental (and fade…)

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