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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

  • Gold Star - 11,687 Points Walterrean Salley (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

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  • Gold Star - 8,138 Points Tapan M. Saren (11/23/2016 9:35:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 6,229 Points Alem Hailu G/kristos (10/19/2016 8:39:00 AM)

    Very interesting thank you for sharing it (Report) Reply

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Poems About Christmas

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  2. 2. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. 3. Christmas Bells , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  4. 4. Christmas Eve , Anne Sexton
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  6. 6. A Family Christmas , Ernestine Northover
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  13. 13. Christmas In India , Rudyard Kipling
  14. 14. A Christmas Carol , William Topaz McGonagall
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  16. 16. Christmas , John Clare
  17. 17. Sam's Christmas Pudding , Marriott Edgar
  18. 18. Lines For A Christmas Card , Hilaire Belloc
  19. 19. Christmas Spirit , Paul Moosberg
  20. 20. Our Christmas Tree , Ernestine Northover
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  23. 23. Christmas Fancies , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  24. 24. Christmas - Senryus , Ernestine Northover
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  30. 30. The Christmas Night , Lucy Maud Montgomery
  31. 31. A Hymn For Christmas Day , Thomas Chatterton
  32. 32. A Tale Of Christmas Eve , William Topaz McGonagall
  33. 33. Music On Christmas Morning , Anne Brontë
  34. 34. Baby's First Christmas (Children) , C.J. Heck
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  36. 36. A Christmas Wish , David Keig
  37. 37. A Christmas Carol , George Wither
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  40. 40. Christmas Treasures , Eugene Field
  41. 41. Christmas , Henry Timrod
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  43. 43. Christmas Spirit , Tess Gurney
  44. 44. The House Of Christmas , Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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  46. 46. A White Christmas , Carla Jean Laglia Esely
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  48. 48. (728) Christmas Joy , Melvina Germain
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