The First Noel

The first Noel the angels 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!

One of my all time favorite carols, I just love the majesty of this chorus.

The songwriter has captured the first Christmas story in a way that future generations have been echoing each Noel since its release.

We too are meant revisit this miracle, God come to live among us, every time Christmas draws near, but also every time we open the Word.

I believe God stirs up His children to resound the truth of this season because He knows how frail we are, how our hearts leak out His love when we forget to draw close and allow Him to fill us up.

And that is why worship songs such as these are so important to the Body. Because the truth they remind us of is the truth we need to hold onto every day of our lives.

God with us.
God loves us.
The King is here!

Noel!

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Historical Background:

The First Noel is an Cornish folk song in origin, first in print in 1823.
It is one of the most unique in its melody arranging, and  is usually performed in the arrangement by composer John Stainer (1871).