The first “Noel” the angel said was to certain poor shepherds as they lay in fields—in fields where they lay while keeping their sheep on a cold, deep winter night. Noel! The king of Israel is born!
They looked up and saw a star shining far beyond them in the east. It gave great light to earth and continued like that both day and night. Noel! The king of Israel is born!
[Original Text: traditional carol, author unknown]