T: trad
Bew: Herman van Veen
Arr: Ton Koopman

The first Nowell
jaar: 1994

the first Nowell the angel did say
was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
in fields where they lay, keeping their sheep
in a cold winter's night that was so deep
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, Nowell

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 wheresoever it went
Nowell, Nowell

this star drew nigh 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
Nowell, Nowell.....

verschenen op:

Stille Nacht (1994)