I  HEARD  THE  BELLS
ON  CHRISTMAS  DAY

A song written by the famous poet
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to men

I thought as how, the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th' unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men

And in despair I bowed my head;
"There is no peace on earth," I said,
"For hate is strong and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men"

Then pealed the bells more loud and deep;
"God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men"

Till ringing, singing, on it's way
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men!

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