It Came upon the Midnight Clear

First line: It came upon the midnight clear, That glorious song / It came upon the [a] midnight clear / It came upon the midnight clear / It came upon the midnight clear, That glorious

Original language: English

Words: Edmund H. Sears
Music: Richard S. Willis


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1. It came upon the midnight clear,That glorious song of old,From angels bending near the earthTo touch their harps of gold:“Peace on the earth, good will to menFrom heav’n’s all-gracious King.”The world in solemn stillness layTo hear the angels sing.
2. Still thru the cloven skies they comeWith peaceful wings unfurled,And still their heav’nly music floatsO’er all the weary world.Above its sad and lowly plainsThey bend on hov’ring wing,And ever o’er its babel soundsThe blessed angels sing.
3. For lo! the days are hast’ning on,By prophets seen of old,When with the ever-circling yearsShall come the time foretold,When the new heav’n and earth shall ownThe Prince of Peace their King,And the whole world send back the songWhich now the angels sing.

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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 menFrom heaven’s all gracious King.”The world in solemn stillness layTo hear the angels sing.
2. Still through the cloven skies they come,With peaceful wings unfurled;And still their heavenly music floatsO’er all the weary world.Above its sad and lowly plains,They bend on hovering wing,And ever o’er its Babel soundsThe blessed angels sing.
3. For lo! the days are hastening on,By prophets seen of old,When with the ever-circling yearsShall come the time foretold,When the new heaven and earth shall ownThe Prince of Peace their King,And the whole world send back the songWhich now the angels sing.

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

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Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square; The Orchestra at Temple Square

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