‘Christmas 1863’

Twelve Days of Favourite Christmas Quotes: – Quote #11

In this poem Henry Wadsworth Longfellow writes about the Civil War but its message is timeless. These are a few of the final lines.

“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.'” – ‘Christmas Bells’ – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 –1882) was an American poet.

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