Who Sang The First Noel? Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis Merry Christmas cover art
publisher: ©CONEXION MEDIA GROUP, INC. , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Avriel Kaplan, Ben Bram, Kevin Olusola, Scott Hoying
release date: 1958-10-6
genres: Jazz Pop
styles: Vocal/Easy Listening
length: 3:50
conductor: Percy Faith
vocal: Johnny Mathis
orchestra: Percy Faith Orchestra
The first Noel, the angel 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

They looked up and saw a star
Shining in the 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.

This star drew night to the northwest,
O'er Bethlehem it took it's rest;
And there it did both stop and stay,
Right over the place where Jesus lay.

Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel,
Born is the King of Israel

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Winter Wonderland
  • 2 The Christmas Song
  • 3 Sleigh Ride
  • 4 Blue Christmas
  • 5 I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  • 6 White Christmas
  • 7 O Holy Night
  • 8 What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
  • 9 The First Noel
  • 10 Silver Bells
  • 11 It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  • 12 Silent Night, Holy Night

  • Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin