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Edmund Sears
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The Angels' Song (It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, 1849).
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Selected Poems of Theodore Roethke (“The” Library of America, 2005), p. 130 - ISBN: 9781931082785
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Originally: "The grave the last sleep? No; it is the last and final awakening." - May 13, 1827
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Bio: Edmund Hamilton Sears was an American Unitarian parish minister and author who wrote a number of theological works influencing 19th century liberal Protestants. Sears is known today primarily as the man who penned the words to It Came Upon the Midnight Clear in 1849. It has been sung to two tunes, one by Richard Storrs Willis and another adapted by Arthur Sullivan from a traditional English air.

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