The First Noel
Music: Trad. English carol
harm from Christmas Carols New and Old
Tune: ---, Meter: Irr. with Refrain
This song is Public Domain and Royalty Free, not to be sold
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.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
born is the King of Israel.
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.
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.
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.
Then entered in those Wise Men three, |
full reverently upon the knee,
and offered there, in his presence,
gold and myrrh and frankincense.