The First Noel

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The first Noel the angel did say

Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay;

In fields as 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. Refrain

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. Refrain

This star drew nigh to the northwest,

O’er Bethlehem it took it rest,

And there it did both stop and stay

Right over the place where Jesus lay. Refrain

Then entered in those wise men three

Full reverently upon their knee,

And offered there in his presence

Their gold, and myrrh, and frakincense. Refrain

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. Refrain

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