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Christmas Bells - 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!


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!


Then from each black accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The carols drowned
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!


It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
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!"


Comments about Christmas Bells by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • Gold Star - 65,878 Points * Sunprincess * (12/25/2016 12:52:00 PM)

    .....extraordinary with a beautiful rhythm ★ (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 7,870 Points Madhabi Banerjee (12/25/2016 12:15:00 PM)

    mary christmas.a loving poem. my favourite (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,861 Points Seamus O' Brian (12/25/2016 12:01:00 PM)

    An eternally hopeful poem about an eternal hope we celebrate each Christmas. Peace on earth, goodwill toward men. Let it begin with me today. (Report) Reply

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  2. 2. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. 3. Christmas Eve , Anne Sexton
  4. 4. Christmas Bells , Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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  16. 16. Christmas , John Clare
  17. 17. Lines For A Christmas Card , Hilaire Belloc
  18. 18. Christmas Spirit , Paul Moosberg
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  30. 30. Christmas At Mel’s , C.J. Heck
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  33. 33. Music On Christmas Morning , Anne Brontë
  34. 34. Baby's First Christmas (Children) , C.J. Heck
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