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For lo! the days are hastening on, 
 By prophet-bards foretold, 
 When with the ever-circling years, 
 Comes round the age of gold; 
 When Peace shall over all the earth 
 Its ancient splendors fling 
 And the whole world send back the song 
 Which now the angels sing.  - Edmund Sears
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The Angels' Song (It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, 1849).
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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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