I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

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.

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Comments (48)

A well inscribed poem about Christmas.
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.'
so nice one, , , so nicly writing
Peace of earth, goodwill to men
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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