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 tending their sheep, On a cold winter's night that was so deep. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel.

2. They look├Ęd 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. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel.

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. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel.

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. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel.

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. Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, Born is the King of Israel.

Words: Traditional English carol, possibly dating from as early as the 13th Century.
Music: 'The First Noel' Traditional English carol, possibly dating from as early as the 13th Century.
Setting: "The Methodist Sunday School Hymnal", 1911.
copyright: public domain. This score is a part of the Open Hymnal Project, 2006 Revision.

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