It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

by Christine Sine

I am sitting here at our dining room table looking out on a cold crisp Seattle morning.  The Olympics are covered with snow, the sun ois shining and I have a pot of soup cooking on the stove.  What more could one ask for on a beautiful winter’s day like this.

For some reason the beautiful morning reminded me of the Christmas carol It Came Upon the Midnight Clear

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.

Here are a couple of You Tube renditions of the carol that give very different but equally moving images –

one of ancient images from the life of Christ,played by Leigh Nash and Sixpence None Richer

the other with modern images taken from Grey’s Anatomy.

To be honest, maybe because I am a doctor by training, I found the images from Grey’s anatomy far more compelling.  Anyway both of these videos really gave me a sense of the Advent of Christ this morning

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