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NEW AND EXPANDED CONTENT!
We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

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ReClaim Hymnal Hardcover Pew Edition
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The First Noel

Source:
Public Domain

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of D

Music Image (PNG)

melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)

Key of D
Text: English Carol, 17th cent
Music: English Carol
Tune: The First Noel
LBW/WOV Hymn: #56
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #121
Category: Christmas;    Theme: Witness
Scripture: Luke 2:8-9a

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.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!  Born is the king of Israel!

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.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!  Born is the king of Israel!

4 This star drew near to the north-west,
O'er Bethlehem it took its 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!

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.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel!  Born is the king of Israel!