THE FIRST NOWELL

Tune Information

Meter: Irregular with refrain
Incipit: 32123 45671 76567
Key: D Major
Source: Traditional Melody

Texts

The First Noel the Angel Did Say

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.
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Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #85
Text: The First Nowell
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #91
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #1642
Text: The First Noel
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Timeless Truths #1
Text: The First Noel
  • The_First_Noel.pdf (PDF)
  • The_First_Noel.sib (SIB, Scorch)
  • The_First_Noel.xml (XML)
The United Methodist Hymnal #245
Text: The First Noel
Worship and Rejoice #229
Text: The First Noel

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #85TextImageAudioScore
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #180TextImage
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #124Image
Celebration Hymnal #265Image
Chalice Hymnal #151Text
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #91AudioScore
Christmas Favorites #8
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #323Text
Common Praise #139Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #300Image
Gather (3rd ed.) #460Image
Gather Comprehensive #377Text
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #388
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #147TextImageAudioFlexscore
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #100
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #109TextImage
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #93
Hymns of Faith #120TextImage
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #276
Les Chants de Pèlerin #159
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #56TextImage
Rejoice in the Lord #223Text
Revival Hymns and Choruses #155
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #118
Sing Joyfully #205TextImage
The Christian Life Hymnal #97
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #167
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #136
The New Century Hymnal #139Image
The United Methodist Hymnal #245TextImageAudioScore
The Worshiping Church #162TextImage
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #90Text
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #91Text
Worship and Rejoice #229TextImageAudioScore
Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #68