It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

Today’s Christmacious song is the lovely carol It Came Upon A Midnight Clear. This song was written in 1849 by Edmund Sears, pastor of the Unitarian Church in Wayland, Massachusetts. At the time there was news of revolution in Europe and the recent US war with Mexico meant that Sears saw the world full of “sin and strife”, unable to see the Christmas message. I’ve always particularly enjoyed Ella Fitzgerald’s version of this song, and I hope you enjoy my version!

If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about the 365 Songs project. For more Christmaciousness, see all of my December songs here.