and hear the angels sing

I’ll be honest, I was unsure whether I would write a post this week.

Since the UK Government decision on Syria Mr T and I have both felt very heavy-hearted and troubled. I’m not writing this post to have a debate and know that people will have different views on this very complex issue.

I also feel hypocritical as next week  I could write a frivolous post about anything I like.

In the mean time though, a friend posted on Facebook the words to one of the verses from the Christmas carol It came upon a midnight clear which I thought I would post instead as we fill our hearts and heads with hopes for a peaceful future.

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, good will to men
From heaven’s all-gracious King
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing

Still through the clover skies they come
With peaceful wings unfurled
And still their heavenly music floats
Over all the weary world

Above it’s sad and lowly plains
They bend on hovering wing
And ever over it’s babel-sounds
The blessed angels sing

Yet with the woes of sin and strife
The world has suffered long
Beneath the heavenly strain have rolled
Two thousand years of wrong

And man at war with man hears not
The tidings which they bring
O hush the noise, ye men of strife
And hear the 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
O rest beside the weary road
And 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 peace shall over all the earth
It’s ancient splendors fling
And the whole world give back the song
Which now the angels sing

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