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Thursday 1 December - Noël Nouvelet (Traditional French carol, arr. Stephen Jackson)

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From Make We Joy, by the Choir of the Chapels Royal, HM Tower of London.

Noël nouvelet, Noël chantons ici.
Devotes gens, crions a Dieu merci!
Chantons Noël pour le roi nouvelet.
Noel nouvelet, Noël chantons ici.

L'ange disait: Pasteurs, partez d'ici,
L'ame en repos et le coeur rejoui;
En Bethle'em trouverez l'agnelet.
Noël nouvelet, Noël chantons ici.

En Bethlehem etant tous reunis,
Trouvent l'enfant, Joseph, Marie aussie.
La creche etait au lieu d'un bercelet.
Noël nouvelet, Noël chantons ici.

Bientôt les rois, par l'etoile eclaircis,
De l'Orient dont ils etaient sortis
A Bethle'em vinrent un matinet.
Noël nouvelet, Noël chantons ici.

Voici mon Dieu, mon sauver Jesus Christ,
Par qui sera le prodige accompli
De nous sauver par son sang vermeillet!
Noël nouvelet, Noël chantons ici.

Noël nouvelet, Noël chantons ici.
Devotes gens, crions a Dieu merci!
Chantons Noël pour le roi nouvelet.
Noël nouvelet, Noël chantons ici.

Nowelling anew, this carol let us sing.
To all who pray may God His Mercy bring!
Sing we Nowel for our King newly-born.
Nowelling anew, this carol let us sing.

God's angel spoke: 'You shepherds, go and sing,
In joy and peace your heart and soul to bring
To Bethlehem, where God's own Lamb is born.'
Nowelling anew, this carol let us sing.

At Bethlehem, where all were gathering,
They stood around his manger worshipping,
And found the Babe of God and Mary born.
Nowelling anew, this carol let us sing.

Right soon the Kings, by starlight entering,
Came from the East to make their offering,
Reached Bethlehem one early winter's morn.
Nowelling anew, this carol let us sing.

Here lies my Lord, my Saviour Christ the King,
His promise now to us accomplishing,
With his red blood to save us he was born!
Nowelling anew, this carol let us sing.

Nowelling anew, this carol let us sing.
To all who pray may God His Mercy bring!
Sing we Nowel for our King newly-born.
Nowelling anew, this carol let us sing.