The First Noel

The first Noel the angels 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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With thanks to Rafael Rodriguez, M.D.for reminding us about this lovely carol

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