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.
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