THE FIRST NOEL
The first Noel the angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds
In fields as they lay:
In fields where they lay
A-keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night that was so deep.
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.
This star drew nigh to the north-west;
O'er Bethlehem it took its rest,
And there it did both stop and stay,
Right over the place where Jesus lay.
Then entered in those wise men three,
Fell reverently upon their knee,
And offered there in His presence
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.
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.