From the recording The First Noel
"All my Christmas memories are filled with songs! I'd like to share them with you." ---Nick Baker
The First Noel
(1883) Traditional Christmas Carol
The first Noel the angel did sayWas to certain poor shepherdsin fields as they lay;In fields as 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. They looked up and saw a starShining in the east beyond them far,And to the earth it gave great light,And so it continued both day and night.
And by the light of that same starThree wise men came from country far;To seek for a king was their intent,And to follow the star wherever it went.
[CHORUS]This star drew nigh to the northwest,O'er Bethlehem it took it rest,And there it did both stop and stayRight over the place where Jesus lay.
[CHORUS]Then entered in those wise men threeFull reverently upon their knee,and offered there in his presenceTheir gold, and myrrh, and frankincense.
[CHORUS]Then let us all with one accordSing praises to our heavenly Lord;That hath made heaven and earth of naught, And with his blood mankind hath bought.