Abrahamic / Middle Eastern Christianity "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by Christian Artists Traditional Religious Christmas Carol Share Flipboard Email Print Christianity Christian Entertainment Christianity Origins The Bible The New Testament The Old Testament Practical Tools for Christians Christian Life For Teens Christian Prayers Weddings Inspirational Bible Devotions Denominations of Christianity Funerals and Memorial Services Christian Holidays Key Terms in Christianity Catholicism Latter Day Saints View More By Kim Jones Christian Music Expert Kim Jones is an ordained pastor and a co-founder of Road to Revelation, a Christian rock band. our editorial process Kim Jones Updated May 01, 2019 The traditional religious Christmas carol "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" was sung for centuries before being first published in Britain in 1833. While it has been released by artists from all styles and genres of music, both secular and Christian, the top versions by Christian artists stand head and shoulders above the rest. The carol has been covered by artists from just about every style of music. The following list covers the most popular versions by Christian & Gospel Artists 01 of 10 Phillips, Craig And Dean Phillips Craig and Dean - Hope For All The World. Fair Trade A little faster than your standard fare, PCD has fun blending "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "We Three Kings." A touch of a near-country sound really makes this song from 2013's Hope For All The World stand out in a big way. 02 of 10 Steven Curtis Chapman 2005's All I Really Want For Christmas is where we hear Steven Curtis Chapman's version of the classic carol. Chapman delivers a warm and time-tested sound, bringing to mind the Christmas seasons of yesteryear. 03 of 10 Bethany Dillon Shades Of Christmas: Jazz & Blues. Sparrow Records I'll bet you didn't know that Bethany Dillon had a jazz streak in her? You hear it and hear it well on Shades Of Christmas: Jazz & Blues, a compilation that came out in 2007. 04 of 10 Jars Of Clay Jars Of Clay - Drummer Boy. Essential Records Jars of Clay is flawless on their cut of the classic Christmas carol. Harmonies and strings abound, making this a perfect complement to any Christmas season. 05 of 10 Randy Travis Touched By An Angel The Christmas Album. Sony/BMG Randy Travis has a voice that is recognizable in any crowd and he brings a real down-home country Christmas feel to the season with his rendition of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." 06 of 10 MercyMe MercyMe - The Christmas Sessions. INO Records MercyMe released their version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" in 2005 on The Christmas Sessions. Without losing the classical feel of the song, the band brought in a pop rock twist that gave it a definite MercyMe sound. 07 of 10 Hope's Call Hope's Call - This Night. Hope's Call The a capella version that Hope's Call put out in 2012 is simply beautiful and awe-inspiring. 08 of 10 4HIM 4HIM - Christmas The Season Of Love. Benson Records Nobody out there sounds like 4HIM and they did amazing justice to "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" on 1993's Christmas: The Season Of Love. The harmonies were pure magic and the rhythms that they blended with the traditional melody line gave the song a very upbeat feel with a lot of extra umph! Compare Prices 09 of 10 Jim Brickman Jim Brickman - Peace. Windham Hill Records Clocking in at an amazing 7 minutes, Jim Brickman's release of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" comes from his second Christmas album, Peace. Brickman plays with such a warm, yet delicate touch, that you find you don't miss vocals at all. More Jim Brickman Top 10 New Christmas Albums of 2007Grace CD ReviewChristian Piano Music 10 of 10 DecembeRadio DecembeRadio - Comfort & Joy. Slanted Records The DRadio guys really give it there all on their version of the classic carol and the harmony is outstanding. They may be a rock band, but they sure can slow it down just as perfectly as they can rock it out!