It Came Upon The Midnight Clear

Written by: Arthur Seymour Sullivan, Edmund Hamilton Sears

© Arr. 2010 Integrity Music | CCLI: 1959303

It Came Upon The Midnight Clear As sung by: Various


Original Key: D


Verse 1:
    D        Bm7    Em7         Asus4
It came up – on the mid – night clear,
 A    D/F♯        G       Asus4    A
That  glor - ious song of old,
     F♯m7        Bm7         Em   D/G    A
From an  -  gels ben  - ding near the   earth
   D           D/G    A    Dsus4    D
To touch their harps  of   gold:
      F♯sus4      F♯           Bm
'Peace on    the earth, good – will  to men

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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.

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.

Yet with woes of sin and strife
The world has 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.

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 all the world send back the song
Which now the angels sing.

Lyrics: Public Domain

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