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Know Britain Christmas Carols The First Noel
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THE FIRST NOEL

 

 

 

The First Noel

 

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:


Chorus:

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

 

They lookèd 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.

 

Chorus:

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

 

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.

 

Chorus:

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

 

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.

 

Chorus:

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

 

Then they did know assuredly
Within that house, the King did lie.
One entered in then for to see
And found the babe in poverty.

 

Chorus:

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

 

Then entered in those wise men three,
Full reverently, upon bended knee,
And offered there, in His presence,
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.

 

Chorus:

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

 

Then let us all with one accord,
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord.
That hath made heaven and earth of nought,
And with His blood mankind hath bought:

 

Chorus:

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

 

If we in our time do well,
We shall be free from death and hell;
For God hath prepared for us all
A resting place in general.

 

Chorus:

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

 


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