2 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen God rest ye merry, gentlemen, God rest ye merry, gentlemen,let nothing you dismay,Remember Christ our Saviorwas born on Christmas Day;To save us all from Satan’s powerwhen we were gone astray.
14 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear It came upon the midnight clear, That glorious song of old,From angels bending near the earth,To touch their harps of gold;
15 “Peace on the earth, good will to men, From Heaven’s all gracious King.”The world in solemn stillness lay,To hear the angels sing,To hear the angels sing!
16 And ye, beneath life’s crushing load, Whose forms are bending low, Who toil along the climbing wayWith painful steps and slow,
17 Look now! for glad and golden hours Come swiftly on the wing. O rest beside the weary road,And hear the angels sing…And hear the angels sing!
18 For lo! the days are hastening on, By prophet long foretold, When with the ever circling yearsShall come the time foretold;
19 The Prince of Peace their king And the whole world give back the song When the new heavenand earth shall holdThe Prince of Peace their kingAnd the whole world give back the songWhich now the angels sing…Which now the angels sing!
47 O holy night, the stars are brightly shining; O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!Long lay the world in sin and error pining,Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
48 A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!O night divine, O night when Christ was born!O night, O holy night, O night divine!
49 Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,Here came the wise men from far away land.The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger,In all our trials born to be our Friend!
50 to our weakness is no stranger. He knows our needto our weakness is no stranger.O night divine, O night when Christ was born!O night, O holy night, O night divine!
51 Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is love and His Gospel is peace.Chains shall He break for the slave is our brotherAnd in His Name all oppression shall cease.Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,Let all within us praise His holy Name!
52 Christ is the Lord! O praise His name forever! O night divine, O night when Christ was born!O night, O holy night, O night divine!
56 O Little Town of Bethlehem O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie!Above thy deep and dreamless sleepthe silent stars go by.Yet in thy dark streets shineththe everlasting Light;The hopes and fears of all the yearsare met in thee tonight.
57 How silently, how silently, the wondrous Gift is giv’n; So God imparts to human heartsthe blessings of His Heav’n.No ear may hear His coming,but in this world of sin,Where meek souls will receive Him still,the dear Christ enters in.