24.12.05


Christmas Bells
Longfellow

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!

And thought how,
as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along
The unbroken song
Of 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!

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The Carols drowned
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!’

3 rubber neckers:

fat little pug said...

One of my favorites!! Much, mushy, squishy, snuggly love to you and Conor and Violet and Sprout: The Sequel and Nathan and Gus. I love you all very very much.

sweetviolet said...

we love you too. in a mush squishy snuggly way. merry christmas.

WunEyedDog said...

I like that song. I think I dig the Xmas hymns more than the "standards." Good memories, I guess.

 

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