A H1N1 Flu clinic is scheduled by “Invitation Only” from the Weston Board of Health for certain high risk groups residing in Weston on Tuesday December 15th from 5p.m-8p.m at St. Julia’s Church function Hall. Please Do Not attend if you were not invited, to allow for those high risk individuals to be served. If you feel you or your family member is in a high risk category and was not invited please contact the Board of Health. 781.893.7320
“It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” is a poem and Carol written by Edmund Sears, pastor of the Unitarian Church in Weston, MA. It first appeared on December 29, 1849 in the Christian Register in Boston. A copy of “It came Upon the Midnight Clear” can be seen inside the First Parish Church of Weston.
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, goodwill to men,
From heaven’s all-gracious King.”
The world in solemn stillness lay,
To hear the angels sing.
Still through the cloven skies they come,
With peaceful wings unfurled,
And still their heavenly music floats O’er all the weary world;
Above its sad and lowly plains,
They bend on hovering wing,
And ever o’er its Babel sounds
The blessèd angels sing.
Yet with the woes of sin and strife
The world has suffered long;
Beneath the angel-strain have rolled
Two thousand years of wrong;
And man, at war with man, hears not
The love-song which they bring; O hush the noise, ye men of strife,
And hear the angels sing.
And 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 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 give back the song
Which now the angels sing.