快樂的上帝

圣诞颂歌

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快樂的上帝》(英語:God Rest You Merry Gentlemen)或譯《先生,願主賜給您們歡欣》、《天賜歡樂》是英國經典的聖誕頌歌,它是16世紀或以前最古老的現存頌歌之一。華語女歌手張韶涵的《寓言》一曲中副歌部份採用此曲旋律。

歌詞编辑

這首歌有不同的版本在(歌詞和旋律),它們在英國的不同地區有著悠久的傳統。最普遍採用的是歌詞由牛津大學出版社出版的版本。

1. 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.

2. In Bethlehem, in Jury,
This blessed Babe was born,
And laid within a manger
Upon this blessed morn,
The which His Mother Mary
Did nothing take in scorn:
O tidings …

3. From God our heavenly Father
A blessèd angel came,
And unto certain shepherds
Brought tidings of the same,
How that in Bethlehem was born
The Son of God by name:
O tidings …

4. The shepherds at those tidings
Rejoicèd much in mind,
And left their flocks a-feeding
In tempest, storm and wind,
And went to Bethlehem straightway,
This blessèd Babe to find:
O tidings …

5. But when to Bethlehem they came,
Whereat this Infant lay,
They found Him in a manger,
Where oxen feed on hay;
His mother Mary kneeling,
Unto the Lord did pray:
O tidings …

6. 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 others doth deface:
O tidings …