For Christmas 2014

Dated: 12/24/2014

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow writes about Christmas with “Christmas Bells." This famous work of poetry was first published in 1864. Here's the poem.

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
The 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

Then from each black, accursed mouth
The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound
The Carols drowned
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!'

I thought of these words because today there is so little peace, here and overseas, that we need to think again of the peace of God’s love; that God lives, and loves us, and we need to remember him in the days ahead, whatever they may hold.


Blessings for Christmas this year and throughout the coming year.


Annette Bates

EXIT Realty DTC

303-550-5089

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