Thursday, December 25, 2008


Pin It There is a musical group I recently discovered which I now love. The band calls themselves, “Jerrytown,” and they have some wonderful songs.

In the light of it being Christmas Day, I wanted to share a wonderful rendition of, “It Came upon a Midnight Clear.”

As I listened to this song, I decided to look up the lyrics and as I did I was blown away…though Jerrytown only sings two of the verses, the others are hauntingly beautiful…

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 heavens all gracious King!”
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing.

For lo! 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.

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 wing,
And ever o'er its Babel sounds
The blessed angels sing.

O ye beneath life’s crushing load,
Whose forms are bending low,
Who toil along the climbing way
With painful steps and slow;
Look now, for glad and golden hours
Come swiftly on the wing;
Oh rest beside the weary road
And hear the angels sing.

I hope that you all have a Merry Christmas.

P.S. You can find three of Jerrytown’s songs here. I especially like, “Big As You Are.”


Deo Volente said...

There really is something about Christmas carols; they seem to penetrate to your core as you listen. I suppose it’s the brilliance of composition but maybe it’s simply because they are praises from the hearts of those already moved. So no matter if you hear them or happen to read them they simply move you too. Beautiful post my friend, hope all you Christmas wishes came true.

Teachinfourth said...

Thanks, DV. Hope yours was wonderful too!

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