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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Verse 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 men From heaven's all gracious King The world in solemn stillness lay To hear the angels sing Verse 2 Still thro' the cloven skies they come With peaceful wings unfurled And still their heavenly music floats O'er all the weary world Above its sad and lowly plains They bend on hovering wing And ever o'er its Babel sounds The blessed 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 Verse 4 For lo the days are hastening on By prophet seen of old When with the ever-circling years Shall come the time foretold When the new heav’n and earth shall own The Prince of Peace their King And the whole world send back the song Which now the angels sing! Hark! the Herald Angels Sing Verse 1 Hark! the herald angels sing Glory to the newborn King Peace on earth and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled Joyful all ye nations rise Join the triumph of the skies With th'angelic host proclaim Christ is born in Bethlehem Hark! the herald angels sing Glory to the newborn King! Verse 2 Christ by highest heav'n adored Christ the everlasting Lord Late in time behold Him come Offspring of the Virgin's womb Veiled in flesh the Godhead see Hail th'incarnate Deity Pleased as man with men to dwell Jesus our Emmanuel Hark! the herald angels sing Glory to the newborn King! Verse 3 Hail the heav'n-born Prince of Peace Hail the Sun of Righteousness Light and life to all He brings Ris'n with healing in His wings Mild He lays His glory by Born that man no more may die Born to raise the sons of earth Born to give them second birth Hark! the herald angels sing Glory to the newborn King!