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74
FOR CHRISTMAS DAY IN THE MORNING.
The first Nowell the Angel did say
Was to three poor Shepherds in the fields as they lay;
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
In a cold winter's night that was so deep.
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, 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.
Nowell, &c. 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.
Nowell, &c. 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.
Nowell, &c. Then did they know assuredly Within that house the King did lie;

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