The First Noel

Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Jubilantly

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.

[Chorus]

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.

[Chorus]

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!

Born is the King of Israel!

Text and music: Traditional English carol, ca. 17th century

Luke 2:8–20

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