12.24.2015

Merry Christmas!




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!

{While not a jolly Christmas tune, if you like this carol as much as I do, you might enjoy this version by Johnny Cash and June Carter .} 

Have a very merry Christmas!

8 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Rachel!! Avery will get to memorize this one next year at school. I'm looking forward to it. Love those pajamas you worked so hard to finish!!

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  2. I do like that Carol. Merry Chrstmas my friend! Blessings on you and yours this special time of year.

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  3. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! I love that carol and I actually really like Johnny Cash's solo version - I had not heard the one he did with June.

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  4. A very merry Christmas to your lovely family too, Rachel! All the best! x

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  5. Beautiful post! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Gorgeous carol, gorgeous nightgowns/pajamas, and gorgeous gorgeous kids!

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  7. Merry merry Christmas to your beautiful family!! Love the pajamas! :*

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  8. I love these pajamas, and this song always gets me too! I hope you had a lovely Christmas, peace to you! :)

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