I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

First line: I heard the bells on Christmas day / I heard the bells on Christmas day Their old familiar

Original language: English

Words: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Music: John Baptiste Calkin


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1. I heard the bells on Christmas dayTheir old familiar carols play,And wild and sweet the words repeatOf peace on earth, good will to men.
2. I thought how, as the day had come,The belfries of all ChristendomHad rolled along th’unbroken songOf 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 songOf 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!

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

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I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

, Jan 2018

Arr.: Katherine Wright

Contributor: Katherine Wright

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, no. 40

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

, no. 30b

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I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

, no. 107b

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

, no. 81b

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Artist: Utah Valley Institute Singers; Ryan Eggett (director); Unknown (piano)

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

, Jan 2007

Contributor: Wallace S. Taylor

Other Restoration-Based Denominations

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Other Restoration-Based Denominations

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Arr.: Rebecca R. Ramsey

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Other Christian Denominations

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