I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day Printable Lyrics – PDF

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“I heard the bells on Christmas Day” is a Christmas carol based on the 1863 poem “Christmas Bells” by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. John Baptiste Calkin, an English organist, accompanied the poem with a melody and his version was long the standard.

In 1956 Johnny Marks, known for his song “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer“, set Longfellow’s poem to music and his composition is used most commonly for modern recordings and also for Singing Bell’s orchestration.

 

Printable Lyrics PDF

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Lyrics

1. 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 as now this day had come,
the belfries of all Christendom
had rolled along, the unbroken song
of peace on earth, good-will to men!

2. 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.”

 


 

Karaoke Video with Lyrics


 

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