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The First Noel lyrics have been heard on albums by Josh Groban, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Andy Willliams, David Archuletta, Neil Sedaka, Jaci Velasquez, Johnny Mathis, Nat King Cole, Emmylou Harris, Frank Sinatra, The Royal Cambridge Carol Singers, and many others. Preview these recordings here on Amazon–or get the mp3 version.

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, 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
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel

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
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel

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
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel

Then entered in those Wise men three
Full reverently upon their knee
And offered there in His presence
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel

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
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel
Born is the King of Israel

About this song: The lyrics to The First Noel were first published in 1823 in the collection Carols Ancient and Modern, though it is believed the Christmas song was written much earlier than that year, possibly as early as the 1500’s or 1600’s. The song has been edited and added to several times having at least three well-known versions including the New English Hymnal, Cornish Songbook, and American version. The word “Noel” comes from the French word for birthday which is “Noël”.