The First Noel
FIRST NOEL Traditional. publ.1833 The first Noel the angel did say, [C Am G, FC FC] Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; [FC FC GC G7C] In fields where they lay keeping their sheep [C Am G, FC FC] On a cold winters night that was so deep [FC FC GC G7C] Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel [C Em, F CG] Born is the King of Israel. [FGF CFG C G7 C] They looked up and saw a star, Shining in the East, beyond them far; And to the earth it gave good light; And so it continued both day and night. This star drew nigh to the North West, O'er Bethlehem it took its rest, And there it did stop and stay, Right over the place where Jesus lay. Then enter'd in there Wise Men three Full rev'rently on bended knee, And offered there in His presence Their gold and myrrh and frankincense.