MERRY CHRISTMAS!

 

 

 

Christmas Bells

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!

 

And 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!

 

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!

 

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The Carols drowned
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!’

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7 thoughts on “MERRY CHRISTMAS!”

  1. Thanks, Tracy, to you, Cheryl, and Mary (I’m just now catching up on the blogs!) for sharing your
    Christmas presentations. P.S. I’m still singing
    Breath of Heaven, Mary!

    Pat Cochran

  2. Reminds us what a talented man Longfellow was. Truly lovely.

    Hope everyone’s day was all they wished it would be and more.

  3. hi Tracy, set to music, this is one of my favorite traditional Christmas hymns. Thanks! (Liie Pat C. above, I totally love Breath of Heaven as well.) Thanks for making such beautiful mental music! oxoxoxox Merry Christmas.

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