Sunday, December 14, 2014

SUNDAY PRAISE -- THE FIRST NOEL

Matthew 1:21

And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

The First Noel

The First Noel is unknown in origin but is generally thought to be English dating back to the sixteenth century. There is a misconception that the First Noel was French and it is believed that this is because of the French spelling of Noel as opposed to the olde English Anglo-Saxon spelling of the word as in Nowell. After England was captured by the Normans numerous words were adopted from the Norman French language and Noel was re-spelt as Nowell, early printed versions of this carol use the Nowell spelling. The First Noel was first published in 1833 when it appeared in "Christmas Carols Ancient and Modern," a collection of seasonal carols gathered by William B. Sandys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANUV9vD1zg8
The video today is made by an 8 year old boy in Viet Nam.

 

2 comments:

  1. Hi Kathy! I've often wonderful too about the spelling of Noel. I've seen it both ways. Thanks for all of the info on this and for popping in to see me. Hope you're doing well as we're getting closer to Christmastime.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. Very interesting information about this song. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a really good Monday.

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