And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men (Luke 2: 8-14 KJV).
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 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.
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.
Then let us all with one accord sing praises to our heav’nly Lord; that hath made heav’n and earth of naught, and with His blood mankind hath bought.
Did you notice the last verse is an invitation to worship? “And with His blood mankind hath bought.” What a glorious thought! Doesn’t that make you want to sing praises to our heavenly Lord?
“The First Noel” is an English Carol in Public Domain
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