It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Verse 1:

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It came upon a midnight clear

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That glorious song of old

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From angels bending near the earth

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To touch their harps of gold

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“Peace on the earth, goodwill to men

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From heav’n’s all-gracious King.”

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The world in solemn stillness lay

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To hear the angels sing

Verse 2:

Yet with the 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

Verse 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