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The First Noel
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The First Noel

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