Original Song – “Noel”

Noel is the sweetest Christmas song that I’ve written.  To visualize this song, I see and hear a children’s choir singing it in a beautiful Cathedral, with hand-held Christmas bells used throughout the song. The beginning of each verse repeats the word, “Noel” four times in a row – each time changing a few notes in pitch, harmonizing with the others as they echo off of the Cathedral’s walls.  This song uses the innocence of children and the crisp and clear Christmas bells to announce to the world that, “Christ is King, Noel.”  So sit back and close your eyes for a moment and listen with your imagination as the children’s choir sings, “Can you hear the church bells ring?  Noel, Noel.  Can you hear the children sing?  Noel, Noel.”

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I recorded my original song “Noel” on Set 13 in 1997, and it’s a Christmas song that speaks to children ringing in the joy of Christmas. While my performance of “Noel” may be a bit rough, my songs aren’t about me at all. This song in particular is written for a children’s choir in a cathedral ringing Christmas bells and announcing the joy of Christmas to the world, “On Christmas day let children sing, Lifting voices high to Christ our King, Noel, Noel…” Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"Noel" - "In The Name Of The Father", Collected Works Volume XV, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Noel

“In The Name Of The Father” – Collected Works Volume XV, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

Am G        Am      Dm         G

Noel,     Noel,     Noel,     Noel

C                                          G           C      G

Can you hear the church bells ring?  Noel, Noel

C                                    G            C      G

Can you hear the children sing?  Noel, Noel

     C                         F

On Christmas Day let church bells ring

            C               G

Throughout the land for all to hear

     C                         F

On Christmas Day let children sing

          C                  G                           F      G

Lifting voices high to Christ our King, Noel, Noel

             F           G               F           G

Christ is King, Noel, Christ is King, Noel

Verse Two:

Am G       Am       Dm         G

Noel,     Noel,     Noel,     Noel

C                            G              C      G

Can you feel the joy inside?  Noel, Noel

C                             G              C      G

Can you feel the love inside?  Noel, Noel

       C                      F

That Christ has given to us all

    C                       G

Through His birth in Bethlehem

       C                         F

That Christmas Day so long ago

      C                  G                         F      G

Rejoice for all the world to know, Noel, Noel

             F           G               F          G

Christ is King, Noel, Christ is King, Noel

Verse Three:

Am G       Am        Dm        G

Noel,     Noel,     Noel,     Noel

C                                 G             C      G

Let the church bells ring today, Noel, Noel

C                            G            C      G

Let the children sing today, Noel, Noel

      C                     F

We raise our voices to the Lord

          C                                  G

As the church bells ring and the children sing

      C                        F

For we are Christians and our Lord

             C                    G                         F      G

Came to live with us on Christmas Day, Noel, Noel

             F           G               F           G              F           G      C

Christ is Lord, Noel, Christ is Lord, Noel, Christ is Lord, Noel, Noel

F      C

A-men

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