The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Noel Nouvelet, Sing We A New Noel

Words: Noel Nouvelet, Traditional French, 15th Century
English Traditional Carol, 17-18th Century
Translator Unknown

Tune: Noel Nouvelet, French Traditional, 15th Century.
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1. NoŽl nouvelet, sing we a new NoŽl;
Thank we now our God, and of His goodness tell;
Sing we NoŽl to greet the new born King;
NoŽl nouvelet, a new NoŽl we sing!

2. Waking from my sleep, a vision came to me;
For before my eyes there stood a flow'ring tree,
Where on a bright red rosebud I did see.
NoŽl nouvelet, a new NoŽl sing we!

3. How my heart did glow, with inward joy divine!
For with rays of glory did the rosebud shine,
As when the sun doth blaze on break of day.
This new NoŽl sing we: NoŽl nouvelet!

4. Then a tiny bird ceased joyous song to say
Unto certain shepherds: "Haste you now away!
In Bethlehem the newborn Lamb you'll see."
NoŽl nouvelet, a new NoŽl sing we!et!

5. Mary and Joseph in Bethl'em they found,
Where the Infant lay, with ox and ass around,
And for a crib, their manger full of hay.
This new NoŽl sing we: NoŽl nouvelet!

6. So, upon my bed, I saw these wonders all,
Dreaming of a Child, an Infant Child so small:
Jesus of Naz'reth, called a King to be.
NoŽl nouvelet, a new NoŽl sing we!

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