Posted by: thescoundrel | December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas


89528797bI heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,

    and mild 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!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,

    And made forlorn
    The households born

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.”

“Christmas Bells” by  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.


Responses

  1. Merry Christmas.

  2. Did Henry have a timeline on our side’s success? Whilst we wait, may we wish you the happiest Christmas ever.

  3. Hope everyone had a great Christmas!


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