From the recording I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
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.