The First Noel

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The first Noel the angels 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.

Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel.

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.


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 whereever it went.


This star drew nigh to the northwest;
O'er Bethlehem it took its rest.
And there it did both stop and stay,
Right over the place whcre Jesus lay.


Then they did know assuredly
Within that house, the King did lie
One entered in then for to see
And found the babe in poverty.


Then entered in those wise men three,
Full reverently, upon bended knee,
And offered there, in His presence,
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.


If we in our time do well
We shall be free from death and hell
For God hath prepared for us all
A resting place in general.

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Information About The First Noel

The First Noel is an English traditional Christmas carol popular in the 18th century but possibly dating back much earlier. Its current form is of Cornish origin, and was first published in Carols Ancient and Modern in 1823.

The music associated with this carol was composed by John Stainer.

The word Noel is French and means birthday. So the first birthday is a reference to the birth of Christ.

For any further information about the carol "The First Noel" you may find Wikipedia helpful.

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Dreama, Iran, Islamic Republic of

8 March 2017 at 8:38pm

Thanks, Sigrid. When you grow up overly empathic, as you say, it’s so easy to get caught in the kind of rehnlioastip you describe. And I notice you mention a lot about your love for him, closing up and not being able to express it, but no mention of his love for you.

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Patricia Steele, Sydney Australia

6 October 2014 at 11:31pm

Only just found this site. Loved this interpretation - very calming.

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Cheyanne Mackert, United States

6 December 2012 at 12:59am

this was AMAZING

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Nicole, Lala Landy

23 July 2009 at 8:30pm


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Hi, Red, Hurricane, Venus

27 December 2008 at 7:07pm

THis IS So cool

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God Comes First, Idaho

12 December 2008 at 3:16am

God comes first

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Jezreel, Talisay

5 December 2008 at 12:02pm

play the song the first noel

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Jezreel, Talisay City Cebu

5 December 2008 at 12:00pm

please play the song "the first noel"

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