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I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

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.

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.”

Hen­ry W. Long­fel­low, 1864.

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NORASPAT 12/26/2013 11:24AM

    emoticon Beautiful verses emoticon

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DMEYER4 12/25/2013 5:59PM

  great thanks

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CAROL494 12/25/2013 5:51PM

  Great poem!

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UMBILICAL 12/25/2013 5:05PM

  Tradition

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