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?
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Blurb: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.