Seven Days Before Christmas

“I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day”

(lyrics from a poem by 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 how, as the day had come,
    The belfries of all Christendom
    Had rolled along the 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 its way,
    The world revolved from night to day,
    A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
    Of peace on earth, good will to men!

The story behind the song is quite moving.

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Published in: on December 18, 2011 at 12:44 pm  Comments (2)  
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2 Comments

  1. I’m enjoying these. Thanks, Rebecca! Merry Christmas. Peace be yours.

  2. Thank you for taking the time to comment, Len. It’s always helpful to get feedback. May you and yours have a wonderful Christmas, rejoicing in God our Savior.

    Becky


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