It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

Known as one of the first carols composed by Americans, this song combines an 1849 poem by Massachusetts minister Edmund H. Sears and an 1850 melody created by Boston musician Richard S. Willis.

Holiday piano playing

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.

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