I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

 

Verse 1:

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.

 

Verse 2:

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.

 

Verse 3:

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."

 

Verse 4:

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."