Scripture Verse

Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. Micah 5:2

Introduction

Words 15th Cen­tury French car­ol. Trans­lat­or un­known.

Music: Nö­el Nou­ve­let 15th Cen­tury French car­ol (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

O sing we now of Christmas,
Noel sing we here!
Hear our grateful praises,
To the Babe so dear.

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Sing we Noel, the King is born, Noel!
Sing we now of Christmas,
Sing we now Noel!

The angels called to shepherds,
Leave your flocks at rest;
Journey forth to Bethlehem,
Find the Lambkin blest.

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In Bethlehem they found Him;
Joseph and Mary mild,
Seated by the manger,
Watching the holy Child.

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Then from the eastern country
Come the kings afar,
Bearing gifts to Bethlehem,
Guided by a star.

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And gold and myrrh they took there,
Gifts of greatest price;
There was ne’er a place on earth,
So like to paradise.

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