By Request, ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’

Are you, shipmates, loving this as much as I am–all this Christmas music, on a nooze-free weekend? I have, I think, two more left to post; but maybe I’d better safe them for first thing tomorrow, to give them a fair shake in the carol contest.

Meanwhile, requested by “thewhiterabbit,” God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, sung and played the good old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

(And now I’ve got to do something about this living room…)

‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ (Maddy Prior)

It’s way too early to put away our Christmas cheer! Yes, the wicked stole our country out from under us, and it’ll be hell to pay to get it back–but we will not be able to do that without God’s help. May Our Lord fight for us!

Meanwhile, it’s still Christmas around here. And this is Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band, with an old-fashioned rendition of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

‘End of Year Holiday?’ For Shame!

(Special thanks to Phoebe for requesting this carol just as I was about to write this post–she must have read my mind: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.)

Leftids have been trying to get rid of Christmas for years; and this year, their friend the COVID virus might provide them with the means to do it.

First, we’ve just been told there will be no Santa Claus at Macy’s in New York–for the first time in 159 years (https://deadline.com/2020/10/macys-no-santa-claus-at-stores-this-year-1234602271/).

Yesterday we learned a new word: “whisper-singing.” They’ll let you sing Christmas carols–but only if you keep your face mask on, and sing in a whisper.

And we learned a new term, too. Now liberals are speaking of Christmas not as Christmas, but as a super-generic “End of Year Holiday.”

Are we seeing a pattern here?

Well, it’s up to us whether we take this lying down. The alternative is to celebrate Christmas with all our hearts and dare the villains to arrest us–for having Christmas!

As I once heard a wise woman say on Christian radio: when things look bad.,.. sing louder!

By Request, ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’

Yes, we’re still doing Christmas carols here!

This one was requested by Phoebe–God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, performed in 18th century style by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

By Request,’God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen’ (the Gettys)

Our friend “thewhiterabbit” asked for this one–God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, sung by Keith and Krysten Getty, backed up by the Irish band, the Star of Munster. Not the usual arrangement!

The leadership in the contest now belongs to O Holy Night by Il Divo, with 25 views on the day it was posted. Can we get more than 25?

By Request, ‘God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen’

 

Heidi asked for this one, the first request this morning: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. I opted for this by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–there’s something about their 18th-century sound that goes just right with this hymn.

By Request, ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’

Requested by Joshua, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, performed by Don Pardoe and GLAD–a capella, the hard way.

Bonus: ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’

It’s ten days to Christmas, I look out the window and it’s snowing like mad, and let’s just drop the nooze for a while and get back to the Good News–Jesus Christ is born! The Word of God has come in the flesh.

We don’t often get to hear all the verses of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, but here they are, courtesy of Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band.

The invitation is still open to any reader to request a Christmas hymn: can’t have too many of those. Request as many as you want, there’s no limit.

‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’ (Traditional)

From “Jessicafischerqueen,” who posted it on my chess site this morning–God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen–traditional version, sung by the Bach Choir: plus a thoroughly lovely photo that I only wish I could go into for a little while, and sing this carol, and make the snowscape echo it.

‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen’

An old, old Christmas carol, first published in the 16th century, performed the old-fashioned way by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band–God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

Ladies and gents, it’s December 1 and time and start getting in the mood for Christmas. But of course we have something way more important to do than that: to proclaim the Lordship of Jesus Christ, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and to testify to all the world that yes, yes, yes–He came in the flesh, and He will come again.

So come on, let’s whoop it up! Let’s have your requests for Christmas music. Come on now, let’s get busy!

Well, I’m having technical prombles all of a sudden, so I didn’t get the hymn I thought I’d posted. But the one I did get is so gorgeous, I don’t have the heart to replace it. So let’s see if I can give you “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” with this link: cross my fingers, and here goes.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=maddy+prior+and+carnival+band%2c+god+rest+ye+merry+gentlemen&view=detail&mid=968FAF51DDEA72D767C0968FAF51DDEA72D767C0&FORM=VIRE

Will this work? If not, I give up for now.

Ta-dah!