Monday, December 23, 2013

One of the Oldest Christmas Lyrics... @KMNbooks #Christmas #giveaway

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen is one of my favorite Christmas carols. When I was young, we had an organ, a mini version meant for children. It came with a song book with coded numbers so anyone could play the organ without knowing how to read music. I used to play this song. I just loved the sweet melody and praise for the true meaning of Christmas.

The song was first published in 1833 in the Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern. This was a collection of seasonal carols gathered by William B. Sandys.

The lyrics of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen are traditional olde English and can be traced back to the 15th century. Unfortunately, the author is unknown, but the lyrics are said to be one of the oldest carols written.

What is your favorite Christmas Carol?

Lost in the Mist of Time, Dougray and Aislinn travel back in time to 16th century Ireland. The lyrics may have been sung by the bards for those who had adopted the Christian faith.

For the holidays, I'm offering Lost in the Mist of Time for free at Amazon on Dec. 23rd and Dec. 24th only! Enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas!



Aislinn Hennessy pens tales of courage, loyalty, and true love, but her heroes of old are pure fantasy—figments of her imagination. She long ago gave up thinking a knight in shining armor would sweep her off her feet, but then she never expected to run him off the road either.

Sir Dougray Fitzpatrick has buried one wife and vows to never love again—but destiny has other plans for this 16th century Irish Lord. During a battle, a mist separates Dougray from his men and casts him into the future. Dougray must return to Dunhaven and to his century, but Aislinn follows him into the mist, leaving him no choice, but to take her home with him.

Conspiracies, feuds and unexpected violence are commonplace threats, but along the way, Aislinn and Dougray discover a surprise neither one expects: a chance for love even when they're Lost in the Mist of Time.


Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Carolling of the Bells, We Three Kings, What Child is This, Up on the Rooftop

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

You have a list. Cool! :)

Laurean Brooks said... Best Blogger Tips

"O, Little Town Of Bethlehem" is the tops with me. Th haunting melody and beautiful words say it all. "In thy dark streets shineth the Everlasting Light. The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight."

Merry Christmas, Karen and to all you who post comments

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Laurean BrooksBeautiful song. Merry Christmas to you!

Helen Henderson said... Best Blogger Tips

Here's an abbreviated list. The haunting melody of Caroling of the bells and O Come All Ye Faithful (in latin, learned it that way for my one and only school solo)when I'm reflective. Heard a new one today that I have to look up, 12 Days of Christmas Redneck style (rural farm and coal mining town in my heritage so I can relate). And my all time favorite...drumroll...Snoopy and The Red Baron.

Happy Holidays. May the new year bring lots of fans and sales and most of all happiness. Helen

Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips

@Helen HendersonGreat list and for every mood. :) Merry Christmas to you!