Peace on Earth Goodwill to men Lyrics to the song below was based on the poem "Christmas BelIs" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, adapted by Johnny Marks in the 1950's.



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I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

 

I heard the belIs 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 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.'

Then pealed the beIls 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'.

 

 

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