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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

  • Rookie - 163 Points 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.


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  • Gold Star - 141,350 Points 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. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,074 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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  2. 2. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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