Who is Noel?

Last night I sang a few Christmas songs at my church. One of the songs was “The First Noel”. The song goes like this…

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’s night that was so deep.

Noel! Noel! Noel! Noel!
Born is the King of Israel!

So like, we sang Noel Noel many times, the pitch went from super low to super high. But I was like, who is Noel? I know Noah, maybe they are cousins?

Well, it turns out that Noel is French. I mean, not that he is French, but the word Noel is French. It means Christmas.

You can read up some more on wikipedia.

Um… interesting. So next time when I sing that song again, I know that I am in fact singing:

Christmas! Christmas!
Christmas! Christmas!
Born is the King of Israel!

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