It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

Author: Edmund H. Sears (lyrics), Richard S. Willis (music).
Copyright: Public Domain.
Albums: A Cathedral Christmas A Capella (1985)

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, goodwill to men
“From Heaven’s all-gracious King!”
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing

2. For lo, the days are hastening on
By prophets seen of old
When with the ever-circling years
Shall come the age of gold
When peace shall over all the earth
Its ancient splendors fling
And the whole world send back the song
Which now the angels sing