|These bells. Not the little dinky ones.|
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By: Words by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Music (for the tune in the video below; there's more than one version) by John Baptiste Calkin.
Written in: 1863
I have thoughts: This was the song we sang in church that made me want to do this little series. I thought I knew the whole thing and then they threw a couple verses I didn't recognize at me.
Verse: This is verse three.
Till, ringing, singing on its way,Listen: The song starts at 6:03. Before that is more background about the song's origin.
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
Hymns and Carols of Christmas