Tag Archives: The First Noel

Genre: Folk, Acoustic, Christmas Carol, Medley

The Oh Hellos are back and this time it’s with a festive release! Titled ‘The Oh Hellos’ Family Christmas Album’ this 4 track/25 minute musical epic takes the listener on a journey through the advent story by weaving together a number of well known carols in to a perfectly crafted medley. Often chopping and changing choruses from one carol to another, switching chord progressions, and then bursting back into a song they covered 5 minutes ago. Just in this track alone you’ll hear parts of “While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks”, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”, “The First Noel” and “O Come All Ye Faithful”. This album really has a little something for everyone and will no doubt be making it’s return year after year to the Christmas music selection.

while shepherds watched their flocks by night
all seated on the ground
the angel of the Lord came down
and glory shone around
“fear not,” said he, for mighty dread
had seized their troubled minds
“glad tidings of great joy I bring,
to you and all mankind!”

o tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
o tidings of comfort and joy

“to you in David’s town this day
is born of David’s line
the Savior, who is Christ the Lord,
and this shall be the sign:
the Heavenly Babe you there shall find
to human view displayed
and meanly wrapped in swathing bands
and in a manger laid”

o tidings of comfort and joy, comfort and joy
o tidings of comfort and joy

Noel! Noel!
Noel! Noel!
born is the King of Israel!

o come, let us adore Him!
o come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord!

“all glory be to God on high,
and to the earth be peace!
good will henceforth from God to man:
begin and never cease!”

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