Sunday, December 16, 2007

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear...

It came upon a 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.

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 man, hears not
The love-song which they bring; -
Oh hush the noise, ye men of strife,
And hear the angels sing!

Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810-1876)

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