Sunday, December 25, 2016

Peace on Earth

Peace on Earth
Good Will to Men

"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

And I 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

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"

I heard the bells on Christmas day
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"

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~ 
1863                      .


9 comments:

  1. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, Nancy. Hope 2017 brings all the joy and happiness your heart can hold.

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  2. Merry Christmas to you! I wish you joy and love and good health! Love your nativity statue, it is so beautiful. from Iowa

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  3. Merry Christmas! I have always liked that song.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  4. So so beautiful Nancy, The Nativity and the words. Pure Christmas Hope and joy. Thanks for the post

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  5. This was one of the songs sung in church yesterday. Such a great message!

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  6. Great carol...and I love that nativity!!

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