Original Song – “Merry Christmas”

Merry Christmas is an alternative type of Christmas song.  It isn’t an upbeat ‘candy canes and presents’ Christmas song, but instead looks at the reason we celebrate Christmas in the first place – to have a personal relationship with Jesus – the humble babe wrapped in swaddling clothes.   It also speaks to the world waiting for you to help bring the light, love and hope of Christ to them through your relationship with Him.

The unfortunate truth is that the true meaning, message and gift of Christmas has become lost in the modern focus on materialism these days.  Yet the world is full of people in all countries and continents that have been left out of Christmas and the Good News of Jesus Christ.  There is so much to be done in our world and this song reminds us as Christians to, “Go to the world tonight, To bring the people light, For the world waits for you, To bring them the news, Of Christ, tonight, tonight…Merry Christmas…”

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I recorded my original song “Merry Christmas” in two takes on Set 14 in 1997, and I’ll share both of them with you today. It’s another alternative Christmas song of mine that speaks to having a personal relationship with Jesus to bring the light, love and hope of Christ to the world, “Go to the world tonight, To bring the people light, For the world waits for you, To bring them the news, Of Christ, tonight, tonight…Merry Christmas…” Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"Merry Christmas" - "In The Name Of The Father", Collected Works Volume XV, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Merry Christmas

“In The Name Of The Father” – Collected Works Volume XV, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Chorus: (The song begins with the Chorus and then alternates with the verses before ending with the chorus.)

G             Dm      G       Dm     G

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas

G             Dm      G       Dm      G       Dm

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, to you

    Dm      G      Dm

To all the world tonight

    Dm      G      Dm

To all the world tonight

    C        C      G

To all the world tonight

G             Dm      G       Dm      G       Dm

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, to you

Verse One:

            F    G    G

How do you feel tonight?

             C   G    Dm

Are you saved tonight?

            Dm             C          G

Do you walk in your Savior’s light?

            F         G             C

Do you let Him guide your life?

     G          C         G

Tonight, tonight, tonight

Verse Two:

           F       G      G

In the whole world tonight

               C        G        Dm

There are people crying tonight

            Dm             C         G

Without knowing the love of Christ

              F              G       C

Can you guide them to the light?

    G        C         G

Of Christ, tonight, tonight

Verse Three:

      F             G           G

For today our Lord was born

             C       G       Dm

To bring light into the world

     Dm     C        G

To wipe away the tears

             F           G        C

To bring hope instead of fear

      G         C         G

Tonight, tonight, tonight

Verse Four:

     F        G      G

Go to the world tonight

    C            G        Dm

To bring the people light

           Dm       C        G

For the world waits for you

     F       G           C

To bring them the news

    G             C         G

Of Christ, tonight, tonight

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