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It Came Upon a Midnight Clear | Lyrics & Free Easy Piano Sheet Music

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History for 'It Came Upon a Midnight Clear'

The lyrics to It Came Upon a Midnight Clear were written by Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810-1876) in 1849. His text has been sung to two tunes, the most popular of which is by Richard Storrs Willis. The second setting is an adaption of an English air by Arthur Sullivan.

Lyrics for 'It Came Upon a 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 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 blessed angels sing.


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It Came Upon a Midnight Clear for Easy/Level 4 Piano Solo

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