In the spirit of Christmas, the Rev. Tim Chesterton, rector of St. Margaret's, Edmonton, records a Christmas song each year for family and friends. He shares with us his version of the old traditional Christmas carol "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen."
There are several versions of this carol," says Tim. "I found one I liked in an old edition of the Oxford Book of Carols; the notes say it came from a broadside ballad printed by J & C Evans, Long Lane, London in about 1797. I've changed the words very slightly, but what you get is mostly what I found in the book! There were two different tunes but I chose the familiar one. The guitar arrangement is my own. So - this comes to you all with my best wishes for a joyful Christmas and lots of "Tidings of Comfort and Joy."