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I heard the bells on christmas day, there old familiar carols play, and mild and sweet their songs repeat, of peace on earth goodwill to man
And the bells are ringing (peace on earth)
Like a choir there singing (peace on earth)
In my heart I hear them (peace on earth-ohh)
Peace on earth good will to man
And in despair I bow my head; "There is no peace on earth" I said "for hate is strong and mocks the song" of peace on earth goodwill to man
But the bells are ringing (peace on earth)
Like a choir singing (peace on earth)
Does anybody hear them? (peace on earth -ohh)
Peace on earth goodwill to man
Then rang the bells more loud and deep; God is not dead nor does he sleep
(Peace on earth, peace on earth)
The wrong shall fail the right prevail; with peace on earth goodwill to man
(Goodwill to man)
Then ringing singing on it's way, the world revolved from night to day a voice, a chime, a chain sublime, with peace on earth goodwill to man
And the bells they're ringing (peace on earth)
Like a choir singing (peace on earth)
With our hearts will hear them (peace on earth -ohh)
Peace on earth goodwill to man
Do you hear the bells they're ringing (peace on earth)
Like an angel singing (peace on earth)
Open up your hearts and hear them (peace on earth goodwill to man)
Peace on earth, Peace on earth
Peace on earth, goodwill to man



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    UnregisteredOct 3, 2013 at 10:11 am
    Looking at the darkness of the world today, this song reveals the ultimate point in God's eternal agenda - peace on earth despite the terrors of evil. The righteous shall yet bloom amidst the doom, slowly but surely. This is real hope for the weary pilgrim; God has not surrendered His control of the universe, and as long as He is still on the throne, with Jesus' consistent intercession before Him, the hope of the Christian never ceases. Some day, we shall rejoice, for the Scripture says in Isa. 32:14-18,
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    UnregisteredMar 7, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    This is march7,2012. Five days after my family took refuge in our church to escape the tornados that struck our area. Even though we were spared, as i sat feeling comfort, this song played over and over in my mind. Man is failing in our compassion for those in desperate need. Jesus is the way. Thank you
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    UnregisteredDec 18, 2011 at 2:12 am
    If we open up our hearts we, too, can hear god calling us to live in peace with him while we wait for him. He is just a voice away.
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    UnregisteredDec 10, 2011 at 9:26 pm
    For god so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. (john 3:16 nkjv)
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    UnregisteredDec 18, 2013 at 2:08 am
    This song came on as I was driving home tonight right as I was thinking about the amazing meeting I had attended the night before. It was the 2 week overview of how our new Homeless ministry was working, where 8 churches feed & shelter every night those in need Dec. through Feb. This was brand new for our town and we went forward by faith, not knowing how it would be received. Every church reported heart warming & tear filled stories of success, with both the guests and the hosts bonding in the love of Christ. The doubters were transformed and the guests were touched by Christ's love. Yes, despite the fact that "hate is strong " it IS possible for there to be "Peace on earth, good will to man " through the love of God displayed in us to others.

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