Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas!

The house is all lit up and full of anticipation.  
We have two golden gates at the end of the driveway-they have garlands and lights!  

 The house simply glows.  

I'm singing I Heard the Bells on Christmas's words still resonate these 150 years after it was written!  

While verses 3 and 4 are more particular to the Civil War , the turmoil of this year seems appropriate today--

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
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!

It was as if an earthquake rent
The hearth-stones of a continent,
And made forlorn
The households born
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."


  1. Three hours left of this blessed day here. Yours will soon begin. God bless you all, have a wonderful day.

  2. Look up Sandi Patty singing that song. It is gorgeous! And then I also love Casting Crowns version of it.

  3. Your house does indeed glow! Have a wonderful holiday!

  4. Your house does glow. I like to think it's from the love within it. I had never heard those two verses. It's a beautiful song and aren't you glad that "God is not dead, nor doeth He sleep!"
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Amazing to read those words from so long ago ... Your house looks absolutely lovely! Sending warm good wishes for Christmas and the New Year.


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