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