My Special Guest tonight is…

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Christmas Bells

Well whadda you know Mr Longfellow wrote some Christmas stuff as well.

Allow me to explain. Back in October I found this great poem while doing a bit of recon for Halloween and came across the gentleman. You can have a look at that post here if you like. The point is I found this little jewel and fell in love with it.

It’s so oldie worldy Christmas with phrases like… Don’t worry I won’t spoil it for you.

Hope you enjoy.

Christmas Bells

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.

 

Image from Pixabay, modified by JRFC.

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