It Come Upon the Midnight Clear Song Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn

credits


album: Track 13 in album Christmas
release date: 1993
popularity : 19 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 6:42
producer: Bruce Cockburn
vocal: Bruce Cockburn
mixer: Joe Schiff
recorded by: Joe Schiff
violin: Hugh Marsh
background vocals: Sam Phillips
organ: Richard Bell
guitar: Bruce Cockburn
percussion: Dick Smith
assistant engineer: Mike Piersante and Eric Ratz
composer: Richard Storrs Willis
arranger: Sam Phillips
lyricist: Edmund Sears

Album Information

label: True North Records
country(area): Canada
format: CD
barcode: 400098967740
script: Latin

Cover Art

Bruce Cockburn Christmas cover art

Lyrics

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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, goodwill to men, From heav'n's all gracious king The world in solemn stillness lay To hear the angels sing
Still through 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 wings And ever o'er its Babel sounds The blessed angels sing
Yet with the woes of sin and strife The world has suffered long Beneath the angel's ... two thousand years a ... And man at war with man hears not The love song which they bring O hush the noise ye men of strife And hear the angels sing
And ye, beneath life's crushing load, Whose forms are bending low Who toil along the climbing way With painful steps and slow Take heart for comfort, love, and hope Come swiftly on the wing O rest beside the weary road And hear the angels sing
For lo the days are hastening by prophet bards fortold When with the ever circling years Comes round the age of gold When peace shall o'er all the earth Its ancient splendours lay And the whole world give back the song Which now the angels sing

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Adeste Fidelis
  • 2 Early on One Christmas Morn
  • 3 O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • 4 Riu Riu Chiu
  • 5 I Saw Three Ships
  • 6 Down in Yon Forest
  • 7 Les anges dans nos campagnes
  • 8 Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • 9 Shepherds
  • 10 Silent Night
  • 11 Iesus Ahatonnia (The Huron Carol)
  • 12 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • 13 It Come Upon the Midnight Clear
  • 14 Mary Had a Baby
  • 15 Joy to the World