Tuesday, December 25, 2012

I Heard The Bells

We hope you've had an amazing day, surrounded with family and friends and most importantly, love for one another.

Our Christmas has been decadent, to say the least. Stockings, homemade presents, nummy treats throughout the whole day and the company of our lovely grandma has made this one of the best Christmases ever. Our power went out in the early afternoon and was off for several hours. I walked into the house with a load of firewood and the dark of the living room was broken by candle and firelight, and Adrian was singing Christmas hymns with her guitar...all I could feel was how blessed we are and this poem by Henry Longfellow popped into my head. 

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
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. 

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. 

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.'

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. 

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