“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” is a Christmas carol based on the 1863 poem “Christmas Bells” by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The song tells of the narrator’s despair, upon hearing Christmas bells, that “hate is strong and mocks the song of peace on earth, good will to men”. The carol concludes with the bells carrying renewed hope for peace among mankind.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~ February 27, 1807 - March 24, 1882 was an American poet and educator. He predominantly wrote lyric poems which are known for their musicality and which often presented stories of mythology and legend.
“Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable.” Psalm 145:3 “How Great Thou Art” is a Christian hymn based on a Swedish poem written by Carl Gustav Boberg (1859–1940) in Sweden in 1885. The melody is a Swedish folk song. Its popularity is due in large part to its wide use by gospel singers, notably George Beverly Shea of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Team.