The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

God Give Ye Merry Christmas Tide

Words: Old English

Music: Traditional
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer / PDF

Source: Carol #724, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. God give ye merry Christmas tide,
Ye gentle people all!
And in your merry making may
No evil chance befall:
Rejoice! for once at Bethlehem,
While shepherds knelt to pray,

Chorus:
Our blessed Master Jesus Christ,
Was born on Christmas Day;
Our blessed Master Jesus Christ,
Was born on Christmas Day.

2. Ye hang the twining winter-green,
The glad home-fires ye light,
And cherry Merry Christmas keep,
With hearts and voices bright;
But in a stall at Bethlehem,
Where simple shepherds pray, Chorus

3. God give ye merry Christmas tide,
And give ye all to see
How blessed 'tis to give and know
The grace of charity;
Rejoice! for once at Bethlehem,
To give His life away, Chorus

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins

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