Come swiftly on the wing, The Prince was born to bring you peace; Of Him the angels sing. Come Swiftly On The Wing; Oh Rest Beside The Weary Road And Hear The Angels Sing. The Prince of Peace their King, And the whole world send back the song. It came upon the midnight clear, auch It came upon a midnight clear, ist ein Gedicht und Weihnachtslied, das von Edmund H. Sears (1810–1876), einem Pfarrer der American Unitarian Association in Wayland (Massachusetts), geschrieben wurde.Er veröffentlichte das fünfstrophige Gedicht im Jahre 1849. For Lo! Lyrics to It Came Upon A Midnight Clear. Written in 1860, Mr. Searle's words stir the imagination and bring to the ear and eye of … It Came upon the Midnight Clear Edmund Hamilton Sears, 1849 Richard Storrs Willis, 1850 Public Domain Courtesy of the Cyber Hymnal™ 5. The Days Are Hastening On, By Prophets Seen Of Old, When With The Ever-Circling Years Shall Come The Time Foretold, When The New Heaven And Earth Shall Own The Prince Of Peace, Their King, And The Whole World Send Back The Song Which Now The Angels Sing.

Writing during a period of personal melancholy, and with news of revolution in Europe and the United States' war with Mexico fresh in his mind, Sears portrayed the world as dark, full of "sin and strife", and not hearing the Christmas message. It might come as a surprise, then, to know that the author of It came upon the midnight clear, the US pastor and writer Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810-1876), was a minister in a Church which does not subscribe to the doctrine of the Trinity, and that the hymn has been condemned as not really a hymn at all. Oh, rest beside the weary road, And hear the angels sing! The hymn tune was written later by Richard Willis, a music critic for the New York Herald Tribune—a newspaper that is no longer published but was quite influential in its time. 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,

And ye, be neath- life’s crush-ing load, whose forms are bend ing- low, Who 3. Still through the cloven skies they come with peaceful wings unfurled, 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." For lo! It Came Upon The Midnight Clear. 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 all, from heaven’s all-gracious King”: the world in solemn stillness lay, to hear the angels sing. For lo! We refer to the hymn by the Rev. Shall come the time foretold, When the new heav’n and earth shall own. the days are hast ening- on, by pro phet- bards fore told,- When 4. 4 For lo, the days have come to pass By prophets seen of old, When down into the circling years Came Christ as was foretold. Lyrics. Willis had studied music in Germany, and knew Felix Mendelssohn. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear has been recorded by Frank Sinatra among many others. Which now the angels sing. Der Text von Sears wird meist auf zwei verschiedene Melodien gesungen: (1) Carol, … He wrote It Came Upon the Midnight Clear while serving as a part-time preacher in Wayland. Edwin Hamilton Searles, which, in spite of the fact that its author was a Unitarian clergyman, yet is a hymn in which there is a very joyful note for the child of faith. 28, #52, p. 206. 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 heav'n's all-gracious King"; the world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing. Come swiftly on the wing. The Christmas carol It Came Upon A Midnight Clear is a poem written by Edmund Sears. The melody to the Christmas Carol are usually set to a melody by Richard Storrs Willis or adapted from an English melody. It might come as a surprise, then, to know that the author of It came upon the midnight clear, the US pastor and writer Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810-1876), was a minister in a Church which does not subscribe to the doctrine of the Trinity, and that the hymn has been condemned as not really a hymn at all.