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"The First Noel" Played by Doug Hamblin



Let us continue to celebrate the birth of Jesus. This video reveals how awesome and majestic God is. Listen in as Doug Hamblin plays a short portion of "The First Noel". (www.surefootedmin.org)


Lyrics: "The First Noel"


The first Noel the angel did say 
Was to certain poor shepards in fields as they lay: 
In fields where they lay a 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. 
Noel Noel Noel Noel 
Born is the King of Israel. 


And by the light of that same star 
Three wise men came from the country far; 
To seek for a King was their intent, 
And to follow the star wherever it went. 
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, 
Born is the King of Israel. 


This star drew nigh to the north-west; 
O'er Bethlehem it took it's rest, 
And there it did both stop and stay, 
Right over the place where Jesus lay. 
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, 
Born is the King of Israel. 


Then entered in those wise men three, 
Fell reverently upon their knee, 
And offered there in his presence 
Their gold and myrrh and frankincense. 
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, 
Born is the kind of Israel. 


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. 
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel, 
Born is the King of Israel


About this song

"The First Noel," for example, is sometimes given the English spelling "nowell," after its first English printing in 1833. Some scholars think its origin is 16th or 17th century France, but others suggest it may be an English melody. It's possible that it did come from France during a time when both England and France were blended during the Normandy period in France. 


About Doug Hamblin: 

Pipe Organ training at Anderson University, Anderson Indiana
Organ teacher: Shirley Coolidge
Minister of Music: Bethany Chapel, Long Beach CA
Bachelor's Degree: Living Waters Bible College
Relatives: Tara H. Marino -