I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

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.

 

I thought how as the day had come

The belfries of all Christendom

Had roll’d along th’ unbroken song

Of Peace on earth, good will to men.

 

And in despair, I bow’d 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.”