The Final Week of the 2016 December Challenge

It’s the final week of the 2016 December Challenge! Christmas is this weekend! 😮

For the final week, I wanted to do a cover of an extremely powerful Christmas song, one that is filled with sadness but hope. ❤

I did a cover of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”

Thanks to Wikipedia’s article, I learned that the lyrics of this song were taken from a poem! The poem was written in 1863 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow about the American Civil War.

Longfellow’s poem did not become a song until the mid to late 1800s.

Here is my cover of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”

The lyrics are as follows:

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!

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.”

If you’re not familiar with the lyrics, they are:

If you haven’t checked them out yet, you can watch the Christmas Carols from weeks 1 through 3 here:

 “The First Noel”

“Joy to the World” 

 

“We Three Kings”

If you haven’t seen my Christmas carols from previous years, here are the ones from 2015:

“Jolly Old Saint Nicholas”

“Away in a Manger”

“All Through the Night”

Here are the ones from 2014:

“O Holy Night”

“Jingle Bells”

“Silent Night”

“Coventry Carol”

I hope you enjoyed this year’s Christmas carols! 🙂

Wishing you and your family a Happy Holidays! ❤ ❤ ❤

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