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 near 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