I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

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I heard the Bells on Christmas Day
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Their old familiar carols play,
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And wild and sweet the words repeat
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Of peace on earth, good will to men.

 


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

 

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Til ringing, singing on its way,

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The world revolved from night to day, 

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A voice, a chime, a chant sublime,

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Of peace on earth, good will to men.



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And in despair I bowed my head:
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"There is no peace on earth," I said,
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"For hate is strong and mocks the song
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Of peace on earth, good will to men."

 

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Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
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"God is not dead, nor does he sleep;
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The wrong shall fail, the right prevail,
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With peace on earth, good will to men."

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Written by Henry W. Longfellow, 1864.

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day chord sheet by Nathan Drake

ACOUSTIC version