The First Noel
The first No-el, the an-gel did say,
Was to cer-tain poor shep-herds in fields as they lay,
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep,
On a cold win-ter's night that was so deep.
Born is the King of Is-ra-el!
They look-ed up and saw - a star
Shin-ing in - the east - be-yond - them far,
And to - the earth it gave great light,
And so it con-tin-ued both day and night.
And by the light of that same star,
Three wise men came from coun-try far;
To seek for a king was their in-tent,
And to fol-low the star wher-ev-er it went.
This star drew nigh to the north-west,
O'er Beth-le-hem it took its rest,
And there it did both stop and stay
Right o-ver the place where Je-sus lay.
Then en-tered in those wise men three
Full re-'rent-ly up-on their knee,
And of-fered there in His pres-ence
Their gold and myrrh, and frank-in-cense.
Then let us all with one ac-cord
Sing prais-es to our heav'n-ly Lord,
That hath made heav'n and earth of naught,
And with His blood man-kind hath bought.