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330. The First Noel

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.

2 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]

3 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. [Refrain]

4 Then entered in those wise men three
Full rev'rently upon their knee,
And offered there in His presence
Their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: The first Noel the angel did say
Title: The First Noel
Publication Date: 1960
Topic: Christmas
Source: Traditional
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: [The first Noel the angel did say]
Key: D Major
Source: Traditional

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