It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Dan posted this on Nov-25-2011 Print This Post Print This Post

   IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR
   Words: Edmund Sears
   Tune: Richard Storrs Willis


VERSE 1

   G    C      G   C    G          C       A       D   D7
IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR THAT GLORIUS SONG OF OLD

     G      C       G    C   G        C           D        G
FROM ANGELS BENDING NEAR THE EARTH TO TOUCH THEIR HARPS OF GOLD

      B7                Em   B7 Em       D            A        D      D7
PEACE ON THE EARTH GOOD WILL TO MEN FROM HEAVEN’S ALL GRACIOUS KING

    G        C      G    C    G      C        D      G
THE WORLD IN SOLEMN STILLNESS LAY TO HEAR THE ANGELS SING


VERSE 2

      G           C      G     C    G         C        A         D   D7
STILL THROUGH THE CLOVEN SKIES THEY COME WITH PEACEFUL WINGS UN-FURLED

     G          C        G  C   G           C       D     G
AND STILL THEIR HEAVENLY MU-SIC FLOATS O’ER ALL THE WEARY WORLD

  B7                Em  B7 Em          D       A        D      D7
A-BOVE IT’S SAD AND LOW-LY PLAINS THEY BEND ON HOVERING WING

    G    C         G  C   G          C       D      G
AND EVER O’ER IT’S BA-BEL SOUNDS THE BLESSED ANGELS SING


VERSE 3

    G    C           G   C   G          C         A       D   D7
YET WITH THE WOES OF SIN AND STRIFE THE WORLD HAS SUFFERED LONG

   G         C        G    C    G          C        D        G
BE-NEATH THE HEAVENLY HYMN HAVE ROLLED TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF WRONG

    B7             Em   B7    Em      D       A          D      D7
AND WARRING HUMAN -KIND HEARS NOT THE TIDINGS WHICH THEY BRING

  G        C         G     C   G          C        D      G
O HUSH THE NOISE AND CEASE THE STRIFE AND HEAR THE ANGELS SING


VERSE 4

    G      C        G      C   G     C        A       D   D7
FOR LO THE DAYS ARE HASTEN-ING ON BY PROPHETS SEEN OF OLD

     G        C    G   C     G           C        D         G
WHEN WITH THE EVER CIR-CLING YEARS SHALL COME THE TIME FORE-TOLD

     B7               Em   B7 Em         D       A         D      D7
WHEN PEACE SHALL OVER ALL THE EARTH  ITS ANCIENT SPLENDORS FLING

    G        C          G    C   G          C       D      G
AND ALL THE WORLD GIVES BACK THE SONG WHICH NOW THE ANGELS SING



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