Thursday, December 25, 2008

'PEACE ON EARTH, GOOD WILL TO MEN!'

... And the Angels Sing
" Unto Us A Child is Born"
Isaiah 9:2-7

~ The ultimate journey
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I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play
And mild 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 roll'd along th' unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.
And in despair I bow'd 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."
'Til 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!

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(first published in 1863)

4 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

That is a beautiful post. Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas!
Marnie

joey said...

Thanks you, dear Marnie ... this Christmas was one of the best, as I hope yours was.

Thanks For 2 Day said...

Oh Joey, I LOVE that verse from Longfellow. Thank you for reminding me of it. I hope your Christmas was lovely...as was mine:) Jan

joey said...

Thank you, Jan. My Christmas was perfect! I can see, visiting you, that you carry this thought within you throughout the year. Wishing you another blessed New Year!