I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

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Recorded December, 2011

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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.

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 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!

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from Noel: A Welcome Family Christmas, track released December 25, 2011
Music by: John Baptiste Calkin (1827-1905)
Lyrics by: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
Arranged by: Douglas Welcome (b. 1985)

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