Edmund Sears

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Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never... never forget it.
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Edmund Hamilton Sears (1810-1876) was a 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 A Midnight Clear" in 1849.

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  • Calm on the listening ear of night
    Come Heaven’s melodious strains,
    Where wild Judea stretches far
    Her silver-mantled plains.
    • Christmas Song.
  • 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.

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