It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Lyrics - Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Christmas Album cover art
writers: David Findlay, N Traditional
release date: 1996
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:59
producer: Ralph Jungheim
recording engineer: Mike Bridges
composer: Richard Storrs Willis
lyricist: Edmund Sears
It came upon the midnight clear
That glorious song of old
From Angels playing near the earth
To touch their harps of gold

Peace on the earth could will two men
From Heaven's all-gracious King
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the Angels sing

And I hear them singing
Sing, I do hear them singing

The first Noel the Angel did say
Was to certain poor shepherds in fields as they lay
In fields where they lay, they keeping their sheep
On a cold winter's night that was so deep

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CD 1
  • 1 White Christmas
  • 2 Silent Night
  • 3 Blue Christmas
  • 4 The First Noel
  • 5 Joy to the World
  • 6 Figgy Puddin'
  • 7 Here Was a Man
  • 8 O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • 9 What Child Is This?
  • 10 Away in a Manger
  • 11 O Christmas Tree
  • 12 O Come All Ye Faithful
  • 13 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • 14 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • 15 I'll Be Home for Christmas