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Christmas Carols - The First Noel

 It's the first weekend of Advent.  I am going to use the weekends this year to pick out four (or five) well-known Christmas carols, or hymns, to tell their story and how they contribute to the celebration of Advent.  I've always loved Christmas carols and hymns.  The words within many of them are rich in telling the story of Advent - the Incarnation.  First, the story of the song "The First Noel", which is one of the longest Christmas songs: The First Noel the angel did say Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay; In fields as 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. 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 country far; To seek for a king was their intent,
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