It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear | Free Christmas Carols and Songs

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Christmas song, U.S.A.

“It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” is a Christmas song written by Edmund Sears, a pastor in Wayland, Massachusetts. Sears’ lyrics are most commonly set to melody “Carol”, composed by Richard Storrs Willis.


 

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“It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” (instrumental, 4:12 – 6/8 – 48 bpm)


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“It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” lyrics

1. It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth,
To touch their harps of gold:
“Peace on the earth, goodwill to men,
From heaven’s all-gracious King.”
The world in solemn stillness lay,
To hear the angels sing.

 

2. Still through the cloven skies they come,
With peaceful wings unfurled,
And still their heavenly music floats
O’er all the weary world;
Above its sad and lowly plains,
They bend on hovering wing,
And ever o’er its babel sounds
The blessèd angels sing.

3. Yet with te woes of sin and strife
The world hath suffered long;
Beneath the angel-strain have rolled
Two thousand years of wrong;
And man, at war with man, hears not
The love song which they bring:
O hush the noise, ye men of strife,
And hear the angels sing.

 

4. For lo!, the days are hastening on,
By prophet bards foretold,
When with the ever-circling years
Comes round the age of gold
When peace shall over all the earth
Its ancient splendors fling,
And the whole world give back the song
Which now the angels sing.


“It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” Music Score with chords

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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

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