I would say “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” is about as perfect a song for a “Timeless Christmas” album as you can get! It is one of the oldest carols, dated back to the 16 th century. But, as old as it is, the words are as relevant to today as ever.
And it is the words that made this song so appealing to me. Before I was a Christian and heard this song for many Christmases, it was just another carol. But, as I am now a passionate follower of Jesus Christ, the words have deep meaning to me. The rest and peace that is only found in Jesus Christ is such a gift for Christmas and all the year around. “To save us all from Satan’s power when we have gone astray.” I am so thankful for that and I know the “astray” part, but thankfully His forgiveness knows no end.
“Oh tidings of comfort and joy.” That is exactly what resting in Jesus brings! And what better way to emphasize that then to bring in a little bit of “Joy To The World” in the bridge! I had often thought of how wonderful it would be to have a Christmas album or song. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of Creative Soul Record’s “Timeless Christmas” which is sure to become a timeless classic! – Gretchen
Produced by Eric Copeland for Creative Soul Records
Drums: Scott Williamson
Bass: Craig Nelson
Guitars: Mark Baldwin
Keyboards: Jason Webb
Recorded by Steve Dady
Mixed by Eric Copeland
Mastered by Dave Davis