​I heard the bells on Christmas day.

#Decemberspecial #post 14

​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

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