I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day Lyrics

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day Lyrics

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day lyrics (original version):

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!

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.

 


Other Popular Christmas Song Lyrics

(Just click the title to see the lyrics)

Angels We Have Heard On High
Auld Lang Syne
Away In A Manger
Deck The Halls
Go Tell It On The Mountain
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
I Saw Three Ships
In The Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
Jingle Bells
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Joy To The World
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
O Holy Night
Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
Silent Night
The First Noel
The 12 Days of Christmas
Up On The Housetop
We Three Kings
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
What Child Is This

 

Image: Ashley MacKinnon MacKinnon (CC by 2.0). Lyrics under public domain.

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