I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
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About 'I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day'

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The Artist:
Traditional Music of unknown author.
Poem by Henry W. Longfellow, 1864.

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.

And 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.

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.

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."
Score Key:
G major (Sounding Pitch) (View more G major Music for Viola )
Tempo Marking:
Time Signature:
4/4 (View more 4/4 Music)
Number of Pages:
Easy Level: Recommended for Beginners with some playing experience
Viola  (View more Easy Viola Music)
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