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“Bells on Christmas Day”

 Hello friend,                              Hope  “Bells on Christmas Day”
  Here is an old familiar carol written during the civil war, which must had been a turbulent time very similar to the present. A strong message of hope you might find helpful. Pay attention to the words as you sing or read it.
 Shalom, Jim
1. I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play                                                                                                                      and sweet the words repeat                                                                                                                         Of peace of  earth, good will to men.
2. 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
 3. 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."
4. 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."
5. 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!

Text: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807-1882

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