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1. 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 tending their sheep,
On a cold winter's night that was so deep.

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

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. [Refrain]

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 where'er it went. [Refrain]

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.[Refrain]

5 Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heav'nly Lord
That hath made heaven and earth of naught,
And with His blood mankind hath bought. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: The first Noel the angel did say
Title: The First Noel
Author: Unknown
Meter: R
Scripture: Luke 2:8-9
Source: Timeless Truths (; The Cyber Hymnal (
Refrain First Line: Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Tune Information
Name: [The first Noel, the angel did say]
Meter: R
Key: D Major
Source: Timeless Truths (; The Cyber Hymnal (

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