Kenneth Osbeck says of this great Christmas hymn:
Christmas season would be complete without the melodious singing of this
tuneful carol, very little is known about its origin. It is believed to have
had its rise in
“The First Noel” is a story of the birth of Christ, but all six stanzas are needed to tell the entire story; but in particular, note the sixth verse.
Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our heavenly Lord,
That hath made heaven and earth of nought,
And with His blood mankind hath bought.
And the repetition of the joyous “Noel” in the refrain (chorus) is the same as our singing Happy Birthday to Jesus.
✞ Because He came, we can live.
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