Representative English text from

Danish: Gud ględe jer nu, hver og een.

1 God rest you merry, gentlemen,

let nothing you dismay,

remember Christ our Savior

was born on Christmas day,

to save us all from Satan's pow'r

when we were gone astray;



O tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy,

O tidings of comfort and joy.


2 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,



3 "Fear not, then," said the angel,

"let nothing you affright;

this day is born a Savior

of a pure virgin bright,

to free all those who trust in him

from Satan's pow'r and might."



4 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,

the Son of God to find.



Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #314