It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
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It came upon the midnight clear

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 heav'n's all gracious king
The world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing.

Still through the cloven skies they come with peaceful wings unfurl
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 blessed angels sing.

O ye, beneath life's crushing load, whose forms are bending low
Who toil along the climbing way with painful steps and slow
Look now for glad and golden hours come swiftly on the wing
O rest beside the weary road and hear the angels sing.

For lo the days are hastening on, by prophets seen of old
When with the ever circling years shall come the time foretold
When the new heaven and earth shall own the prince of peace their King
And the whole world send back the song which now the angels sing.

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Brett Cowman

Missing the 3rd verse...
Yet with the 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.



amy haleeb

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, good will to men
From heav’n’s all-gracious King.”
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.

2. Still thru the cloven skies they come
With peaceful wings unfurled,
And still their heav’nly music floats
O’er all the weary world.
Above its sad and lowly plains
They bend on hov’ring wing,
And ever o’er its babel sounds
The blessed angels sing.

3. For lo! the days are hast’ning on,
By prophets seen of old,
When with the ever-circling years
Shall come the time foretold,
When the new heav’n and earth shall own
The Prince of Peace their King,
And the whole world send back the song
Which now the angels sing.



praise the

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, good will 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 blessed angels sing.

3. And ye, beneath life's crushing load,
whose forms are bending low,
who toil along the climbing way
with painful steps and slow,
look now! for glad and golden hours
come swiftly on the wing.
O rest beside the weary road,
and hear the angels sing!

4. For lo! the days are hastening on,
by prophet seen of old,
when with the ever-circling years
shall come the time foretold
when peace shall over all the earth
its ancient splendors fling,
and the whole world send back the song
which now the angels sing.



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56bluegold

Beautiful song . Jesus is the reason for the Season. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Shirley Gatlin

This was Mark Twain's favorite Christmas carol. He was a believing man until he lost his children tragically. Then on Christmas eve, his sister, that had epilepsy, accidentally drowned while taking a bath. It broke him. This song is about renewal and I believe we all need this at times. It's a beautiful song and it is my favorite.

J Sid

@Margielee Odom Well Honey it’s well know. A lovely Christmas/poem

GrannyLaLa 1960

One daughter died from spinal meningitis in her early 20’s. The other died from drowning in tub when she had a seizure. She also was young. His 3rd daughter lived until 1960’s and was almost 100 when she passed.

Margielee Odom

Shirley Gatlin , honey how do you know this is true about Mark Twain and his family ? And this being his favorite Christ-mas Song : History Perhaps ?

Junuce N. Marak.

Thanks

Brett Cowman

Missing the 3rd verse...
Yet with the 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.

Morgan Robinson

I'm glad you posted that. A very good verse. Thank you. 👍

Kaitlyn Steers

That is a very important verse. Why do so many people take it out? Is it because they feel convicted?

iamnotyou

It gives a pleasing sense of happiness in every gospel songs

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