Friday, December 21, 2012

Have A Happy Christmas

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), 1867

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peach on earth, good will to men.

I 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.

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.

The 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!


  1. Merry Christmas! those bells look so charming

  2. hi Rob ... love the pictures of your bells. Thanks for the happy wish and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too. Be safe on your trip.
    Happy Christmas.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasrues

  3. Beautiful words to hold in our hearts! Merry Christmas!

  4. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!
    We need this message now - an always.


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