Music: Richard S Willis Words: Edmund H Sears From: Guitar Picker (www.gospelmusic.tk) It Came Upon the Midnight Clear It [C] came u[F]pon the [C] mid[F]night [C] clear, that [F] glorious [D] song of [G] old, From [C] angels [F] bending [C] near [F] the [C] earth, to [F] touch their [G] harps of [C] gold; "Peace [E] on the earth, good [Am] will to men, from [D] heaven's all [D7] gracious [G] King." The [C] world in [F] solemn [C] still[F]ness [C] lay, to [F] hear the [G] angels [C] sing. Still through the cloven skies they come with peaceful wings unfurled, And still their heavenly music floats over all the weary world; Above its sad and lowly plains, they bend on hovering wing, And ever over its Babel sounds the blessed angels sing. But 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 with man, hears not the love song which they bring; O hush the noise, ye men of strife and hear the angels sing. 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! For lo! the days are hastening on, by prophet seen of old, When with the ever circling years shall come the time foretold When peace shall over all the earth its ancient splendors fling, And the whole world send back the song which now the angels sing.