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THE FIRST NOËL / CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS
Old English Carol / Trad. English melody, pub.1833





THE FIRST NOEL


1 The first Noël 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)
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,
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.

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,
Born is the King of Israel!
3 Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord,
Who hath made heav'n and earth of nought,
And with His Blood mankind hath bought.

Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,
Born is the King of Israel!



1 The first Noël 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)
Noël, Noël, Noël, Noël,
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.

Noël, Noël, Noël, Noël,
Born is the King of Israel!
3 And by the light of that same star,
Three Wise Men came from a country afar,
To seek for a King was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever it went.

Noël, Noël, Noël, Noël,
Born is the King of Israel!
4 This star drew night to the northwest,
O'er Bethlehem then it took its rest,
And there it did both stop and stay,
Right over the place where Jesus lay.

Noël, Noël, Noël, Noël,
Born is the King of Israel!


First upload: November 2, 2003 / Update: Nov 30, 2009 with F200