229. The First Noel

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.

Refrain:
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
born is the King of Israel.

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. [Refrain]

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. [Refrain]

4 This star drew nigh to the northwest,
o'er Bethlehem it took its rest,
and there it did both stop and stay,
right over the place where Jesus lay. [Refrain]

5 Then entered in those wise men three,
full reverently upon their knee,
and offered there in his presence
their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense. [Refrain]

6 Then let us all with one accord
sing praises to our heavenly Lord,
who hath made heaven and earth of naught,
and with his blood our life hath bought. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: The first Noel, the angel did say
Title: The First Noel
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: Irregular
Scripture: Luke 2:8-14; Matthew 2:1-12; Matthew 1:18; Acts 20:28; John 1:1-2
Source: English carol
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Noel, Noel
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: THE FIRST NOEL
Arranger: John Stainer, 1840-1901
Meter: Irregular
Key: D Major
Source: W. Sandys', Christmas Carols, 1833
Copyright: Public Domain



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