1 The first Noel 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.
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. [Refrain]
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. [Refrain]
4 This star drew nigh to the northwest,
O’er Bethlehem it took its rest;
And there it did both stop and stay
Right over the place where Jesus lay. [Refrain]
5 Then entered in those Wise Men three,
Full rev’rently upon their knee,
And offered there in his presence
Their gold, and myrrh, and frankincense. [Refrain]