It Came upon the Midnight Clear


   

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Words by E. H. Sears

Published 1871

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Victorian Christmas Card
Choir:
It came upon the midnight clear,
That glorious song of old,
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harps of gold:
"Peace to the earth, goodwill to men,
From heav'n's all gracious King;"
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing,

Soprano Solo:Sopranos: Altos, Tenors & Basses:
To hear the angelsThe world in solemn
"Peace to the earth,sing, To hear the angelsstillness lay, To hear the angels
goodwill to mensing, To hear thesing, To hear the
From heav'n's all gracious King!"angels sing.angels sing.

Victorian Christmas Card
Choir:
Still thro' the cloven skies they come
With peaceful wings unful'd;
And still their heav'nly music floats
O'er all the weary world.
Above its sad and lowly plains,
They bend on heav'nly wing,
And ever o'er its Babel sounds
The blessed angels sing,

Soprano Solo:Sopranos: Altos, Tenors & Basses:
The blessed angelsAnd ever o'er its
"Peace to the earth,sing, The blessed angelsBabel sounds, The blessed angels
goodwill to mensing, The blessedsing, The blessed the
From heav'n's all gracious King!"angels sing.angels sing.

Choir:
Yet with the woes of sin and strife
The world has suffer'd long;
Beneath the angel strain have rolled
Two thousand years of wrong;
And men, at war with men,
Hear not the love song which they bring;
Victorian Christmas Card

Soprano Solo:Sopranos, Altos, Tenors & Basses:
Oh! hush the noise, ye
"Peace to the earth,men of strife, And hear the angels
goodwill to men,sing, And hear the angels
From heav'n's all gracious King!sing.

Victorian Christmas Card
Choir:
And ye beneath life's crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way,
With painful steps and slow,
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!

Soprano Solo:Sopranos: Altos, Tenors & Basses:
And hear the angelsO rest beside the
"Peace to the earth,sing, And hear the angelsweary road, And
goodwill to mensing, And hear thesing, And hear the
From heav'n's all gracious,angels sing,angels sing,
all gracious King!"the angels sing.the angels sing.

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