I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Janet Drew
Music by Johnny Marks, Words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


I heard the bells on Christmas Day

Their old familiar carols play

And wild and sweet, their words repeat

Of peace on earth goodwill 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, goodwill to men.


Then pealed the bells more loud and deep

God is not dead, nor does He sleep

The wrong shall fail, the right prevail

With peace on earth, goodwill to men.