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MF 321 : A reading of “Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1865)

On this holiday episode, I do a reading of “Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, written in 1865. More at www.bemovingforward.com.

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“Christmas Bells” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1865)

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.”

What I’m reading / read

  1. A Christmas Story by Jean Shepard (***)

  2. Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber (****)

  3. Starry Night by Debbie Macomber (****)

Books by John

  1. Check out my Amazon author profile for my books.

Audiobook narrated by John

  1. Get the Audiobook of I Am a Professional Metalhead, by Angelo Spenillo and narrated by John for free with a trial to Audible.

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