1 I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace of earth, goodwill to men.
2 I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th'unbroken song
Of peace on earth, goodwill to men.
3 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, goodwill to men."
4 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, goodwill to men."
5 Till, ringing, singing on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, goodwill to men!
|First Line:||I heard the bells on Christmas day|
|Title:||I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day|
|Author:||Henry W. Longfellow|
|Topic:||Church: Militant & Trumphant|
|Name:||[I heard the bells on Christmas day]|
|Composer:||J. Baptiste Calkin|