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The First Noel

The first nowell 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.

Noel, Noel, 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.


This star drew nigh to the northwest,

O’er Bethlehem it took it rest,

And there it did both stop and stay

Right over the place where Jesus lay.



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