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The First Noel (Nowell)

Ref.: Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel!

1) 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.

2) 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.

3) 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 wherever it went.

4) This star drew nigh to the northwest
O'er Bethlehem it took its rest
And there it did both Pause and stay
Right o'er the place where Jesus lay.

5) Then entered in those Wise men three
Full reverently upon their knee
And offered there in His presence
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.

6) Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord
That hath made Heaven and earth of nought
And with his blood mankind has bought.

Deutsche Übersetzung: Die Weihnachtsbotschaft

"The First Nowell" (Das erste Weihnachtsfest; auch The First Noël geschrieben) ist ein traditionelles englisches Weihnachtslied. Es besingt die Geburt Jesu Christi und die Anbetung des Jesuskindes durch die Drei Weisen aus dem Morgenland.

Text: (1823)
Melodie: (1823)
CCLI-Nr.: 31047

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