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It is in the Roxburghe Collection iii. It is one of the oldest extant carols, dated to the 16th century or earlier. It had been traditional and associated with the carol since at least the midth century, when it was recorded by James Nares under the title "The old Christmas Carol". May nothing you dismay! This carol also is featured in the second movement of the Carol Symphony by Victor Hely-Hutchinson.
The first recorded version is found in Three New Christmas Carolsdated c. Its first verse reads:. To save poor souls from Satan's power, Which long time had gone astray.
Which brings tidings of comfort and joy. The transitive use of the verb rest in the sense "to keep, cause to continue, to remain" is typical of 16th- to 17th-century language the phrase rest you merry is recorded in the s. This is the case already in the variant, and is also reflected by Dickens' replacement of the verb rest by bless in his quote of the incipit as "God bless you, merry gentlemen". The adjective merry in Early Modern English had a wider sense of "pleasant; bountiful, prosperous".
This text was reproduced from the song-sheet bought from a caroler in the street. In Bethlehem, in Jury . All other doth deface: CEra Una Volta - Roby Facchinetti - Roby Facchinetti. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A Edison Records recording. Rapsey, of Bridgwater, Somerset. Cecil J. Sharp, ed. Series V.
Second Edition. Rapsey, of Bridgwater. Rapsey told me that he learned this carol from his mother, and that when he was a lad. Rapsey's words were not very clear and I was compelled to amend them in one or two places, but they appear in the text substantially as he sang them. The word 'say' in the penultimate lines of the first two verses I was at first inclined to regard God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Starlite Orchestra And Choir* - All-Time Holiday Favorites a corruption for 'pray,' which is the usual reading.
But the Rev. Allen Brockington thought that 'say' was merely used intransitively, as is not unusual in Somerset, for 'talk,' i. Rapsay sang.
This particular version has the incipit God rest you merry, gentlemenbut verses 2 and 3 begin God rest ye little children and God rest ye all good Christiansrespectively. Eighteenth Century Collections Online. Chappell states the earliest record of the words is in a manuscript by James Nares, entitled "The old Christmas Carol". In the Halliwell Collection of Broadsides, No.
Smart c. Three new carols for Christmas. Good Christian people pray give ear. Let all good Christian people here. The more profane associations of hedonistic "merry-making" developed only in the late 18th century, based on expressions such as merry-bout for sexual intercourse or merry-begot "illegitimate" See also Merry England.
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Luke 2. Problems playing this file? See media help. God rest you, merry gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay, Remember Christ our Saviour Was born on Christmas-day To save poor souls from Satan's power, Which long time had gone astray. And it is tidings of comfort and joy. God rest you merry, gentlemen, Let nothing you dismay, For Jesus Christ our Saviour Was born upon this 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.
And it is, etc. In Bethlehem, in Jury  This blessed babe was born And laid within a manger Upon this blessed morn The which his mother Mary Nothing did take in scorn. Now when they came to Bethlehem, Where our sweet Saviour lay, They found him in a manger Where oxen feed on hay. The blessed Virgin kneeling down Unto the Lord did pray. 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: O tidings With sudden joy and gladness, The shepherds were beguil'd, To see the Babe of Israel Before his mother mild.
O then with joy and cheerfulness Rejoice each mother's child. Fear not, then said the Angel, Let nothing you affright, This day is born a Saviour Of virtue, power and might; So frequently to vanquish all The friends of Satan quite. Now to the Lord sing praises, All you within this place Like we true loving brethren, Each other to embrace, For the merry time of Christmas Is coming on a-pace.
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. Now to the Lord sing praises, All you within this place, And with true love and brotherhood Each other now embrace; This holy tide of Christmas All other doth deface:  O tidings God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Starlite Orchestra And Choir* - All-Time Holiday Favorites when to Bethlehem they came, Whereas this infant lay, They found him in a manger, Where oxen feed on hay, His mother Mary kneeling Unto the Lord did pray.
Now to the Lord sing praises, All you within this place, And with true love and brotherhood Each other now embrace; This holy tide of Christmas All other doth deface.
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