I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
Bing Crosby Lyrics


Joy to the world
Let earth receive her King

I heard the bells on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play
And wide and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on earth, good will to man

I thought as now this day had come
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rung so long the unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to man

And in despair I bowed my head
There is no peace on earth I said
For hate is strong and marks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to man

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, good will to man

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Written by: Johnny Marks

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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.


2. I thought how, as the day had come,
The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along th’unbroken song
Of peace on earth, good will to men.


3. 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.”


4. 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.”


5. 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!


Text: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807–1882
Music: John Baptiste Calkin, 1827–1905



All comments from YouTube:

Jackie Mcmeekin

I always loved Bing Crosby’s voice. He sings this passionate and prophetic song with such conviction. R.I.P. Mr. Crosby!

Colin Mcneil

I just love this song, it's one of the most powerful Christmas carols out there.

Will Drucker

The legendary American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and the equally legendary American singer, Bing Crosby....now THIS is Christmas...

John Fields

Read and listen to the words of this beautiful song. I cry just about every time. God Bless and Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okisha Renee Wells

I do too. My first time hearing this song I was a kid and it was only the instrumental composition. But the music spoke to me

tmsenzig

It has the same effect on me.

JACK WILLIAMS

Merry Christmas!

Chris Carr

Thank you!! Merry Christmas to you too!!!

Rick Mays

He set the bar on this song....beautiful!!!!

Pat Mahoney

This is such a beautiful carol. So loving and sad.

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