The First Noel



Words: Traditional English Carol
Music: W. Sandys' Christmas Carols
Key: D major
Time Sig: 3/4
Tempo: 110 | ballad
Meter: irregular
CCLI #: 5205565
Verse: Luke 2:11
verse 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
Noel Noel Noel Noel
Born is the King of Israel
verse 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
verse 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
verse 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
verse 5
Then entered in those Wise Men three
Full reverently upon the knee
And offered there in His presence
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense
verse 6
Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord
That hath made heaven and earth of naught
And with His blood mankind hath bought

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