The First Noel

 

Verse 1:

The first Noel the angel did say

Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;

In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,

On a cold winter’s night that was so deep.

 

Chorus:

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,

Born is the King of Israel.

 

Verse 2:

They looked up and saw a star

Shining in the east, beyond them far;

And to the earth it gave great light,

And so it continued both day and night.

 

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Verse 3:

And by the light of that same star

Three Wise Men came from country far;

To seek for a King was their intent,

And to follow the star wherever it went.

 

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Verse 4:

This star drew nigh to the northwest,

Over Bethlehem it took its rest;

And there it did both stop and stay,

Right over the place where Jesus lay.

 

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Verse 5:

Then did they know assuredly

Within that house the King did lie;

One entered it them for to see,

And found the Babe in poverty.

 

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Verse 6:

Then entered in those Wise Men three,

Full reverently upon the knee,

And offered there, in His presence,

Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.

 

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Verse 7:

Between an ox stall and an ass,

This Child truly there He was;

For want of clothing they did Him lay

All in a manger, among the hay.

 

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Verse 8:

Then let us all with one accord

Sing praises to our heavenly Lord;

That hath made Heaven and earth of naught,

And with His blood mankind hath bought.

 

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Verse 9:

If we in our time shall do well,

We shall be free from death and hell;

For God hath prepared for us all

A resting place in general.

 

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