Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine)

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day - 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 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 its way,
The world revolved from night to day
A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,
Of peace on earth, good will to men.


Comments about I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • Petals Azureblue (12/25/2018 9:59:00 AM)


    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.'
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  • (12/12/2018 6:59:00 AM)


    Like the poem: (Report) Reply

  • (12/3/2018 9:13:00 PM)


    Not a good one. (Report) Reply

  • Jeanette Telusma (12/26/2017 8:30:00 AM)


    A well inscribed poem about Christmas. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (12/26/2017 5:49:00 AM)


    The message of Christmas comes out bold and clear. May the world enjoy a lasting peace and love.
    The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
    With peace on earth, good will to men.'
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  • Sakalabaktula Sairaj (12/26/2017 2:59:00 AM)


    so nice one, , , so nicly writing (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (12/26/2017 2:22:00 AM)


    Peace of earth, goodwill to men (Report) Reply

  • (12/26/2017 12:56:00 AM)


    Recollected thus when the season of peace is best adapted to these preparations of Christmas Day............
    Outstanding piece by the outstanding poet........thanks for sharing
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    Very good I like it👍 (Report) Reply

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  • Mcgeorge Jeremiah (9/1/2017 12:20:00 PM)


    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.


    Amazing...
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  • Rajnish Manga (7/18/2017 9:22:00 PM)


    There is despair in the air but that is short-lived. Love, goodwill and peace will prevail. This is the message of Christmas.
    I heard the bells.... Of peace on earth, good will to men.
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  • (11/25/2016 4:28:00 PM)


    (I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.) **Poet is concerned for world conditions. One of my favorites for many years. It has been made into a carol. Seems magical during the Holidays, as, annually, I look forward to enjoying it. (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (11/23/2016 9:35:00 AM)


    Very beautiful poem 'bout X-mas... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 3, 2004



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