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!


  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!!

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

  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.

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

  5. Beautiful post! Merry Christmas!

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

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

  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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