The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields
as they lay;
In fields where they lay tending their sheep,
On a cold
winter’s night that was so deep.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.
They lookèd up and saw a star
Shining in the east, beyond them far;
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
To seek for a King was their intent,
And to follow the star wherever
This star drew nigh to the northwest,
Over Bethlehem it took its
And there it did both stop and stay,
Right over the place where
Then did they know assuredly
Within that house the King did lie;
entered it them for to see,
And found the Babe in poverty.
Then entered in those Wise Men three,
Full reverently upon the
And offered there, in His presence,
Their gold and myrrh and
Between an ox stall and an ass,
This Child truly there He was;
of clothing they did Him lay
All in a manger, among the hay.
Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord;
hath made Heaven and earth of naught,
And with His blood mankind hath
If we in our time shall do well,
We shall be free from death and
For God hath prepared for us all
A resting place in general.