O Be Joyful! Noel!
   SATB
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Arranger : Cydney Van Duker (bio)
In this arrangement of "The First Noel" the men start off with the repeating phrase, "O be joyful unto the Lord". The ladies sing the familiar words and melody with a fun variation on the rhythm. The second verse slows down and becomes sweet and harmonious, ending in a stately crescendo of "Born is the King of Israel"! This song would be a great part of any Christmas program.
Lyrics
O be joyful, O be joyful, O be joyful,
O be joyful, O be joyful, O be joyful,
O be joyful unto the Lord.
The first noel the angels did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
In fields where they lay keeping their sheep
On a cold winter 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.
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel.