God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen is unlike most Christmas carols because it is in a minor key. However, despite it’s minor mode, it remains a positive, joyful carol, and one of the most popular songs in the Christmas repertoire. There are five sheet music versions of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen for piano here in the keys of E minor and A minor, for beginners to more advanced players.
The beginner version of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen for piano features the melody in the treble clef staff. The easy version of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen for piano splits the melody between the right and left hands. The simple version of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen for piano has a basic left hand accompaniment line that complements the melody. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen for piano intermediate version 4 has a harmonized accompaniment. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen for piano advanced version 5 features a more complex arrangement with harmony and moving notes in the left hand. Select one of the images below for a free printable PDF of the carol.
For a lead sheet with chords, visit the main sheet music page for God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. It includes arrangements of the carol in seven different keys, as well as links to the song for band and string instruments and recorder. The lyrics to God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen are also available. Visit the Christmas music for piano page for an explanation of the different arrangements of the carols, as well as sheet music for many more songs.
New! - Play this song along with instrumentalists and singers! God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen piano accompaniment parts are now available to accompany all instruments and singers, in free, printable PDF format.